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25 August 2010, 10:39

Motorola buys Cappuccino maker

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Motorola has acquired 280 North, makers of the open source Cappuccino web framework. Motorola says that the acquisition will provide the company with web-based technologies to foster the Android ecosystem but would not disclose the terms of the deal; reports estimate it at around $20 million dollars.

Cappuccino is a web framework which sets out to offer the desktop APIs from GNUStep and Apple's Cocoa framework for the web, rendering what would be desktop applications into the browser. To build Cappuccino, 280 North created Objective-J, a superset of JavaScript which incorporates some of the features of Objective-C. Released under the LGPL in 2008, Cappucino's most recent release was version 0.8 in April.


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