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BoFS: Linux in Mobile Phones

Scott E. Preece (preece@motorola.com)

Linux in Mobile Phones (Scott Preece)

A growing number of manufacturers are building phones based on Linux and a number of projects and industry forums have been created to foster this work. This BoFS is an opportunity for people interested in those efforts to discuss the the current fitness of Linux for use in mobile phones, the state of current efforts in the domain, and possible cooperations and priorities for work to support the domain. The goal is to encourage participation in the Linux phone community.

The program will include a short talk summarizing the efforts in the domain, from Scott's perspective as chair of the CE Linux Forum working group on mobile phones. Other forums and projects will be invited to provide short presentations on their status, goals, and issues. There are many interesting technical questions around building mobile phones and other consumer devices on Linux, and there are interesting license and regulatory issues as well, that have led to some distrust between the community and the manufacturers. This BOFs is an opportunity for active discussion and interaction between audience members from different communities. The intention is that a large part of the session will be interaction.