Report: Deutsche Telekom to help with Boot to Gecko
Mozilla – the non-profit organisation behind the Firefox web browser – will reportedly receive development support for its custom standalone web operating system from Deutsche Telekom. Quoting informed sources, Financial Times Deutschland reports that the German telecommunications provider will help Mozilla with "Boot to Gecko" (B2G). A spokesperson said, without providing any further details, that Deutsche Telekom and Mozilla have been collaborating on research for some time.
Late last week, it was confirmed that the Mozilla Foundation first plans to present the system to the public at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) event in Barcelona. The developers have been working on B2G since mid-2011 and plan to create an open ecosystem that can compete with the established proprietary platforms. Boot to Gecko will be based on open source code and will adopt a part of Android's code base, but it won't be compatible with Google's mobile operating system.
- Mozilla's 'Boot to Gecko' to be a web operating system, a report from The H.