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AMD joins Intel's Meego party

At the MeeGo conference 2010 in Dublin today, AMD announced it was joining the party.

MeeGo is an open source, Linux project which brings together the Moblin project, headed up by Intel, and Maemo, by Nokia, into a single open source activity. The idea is to establish technical foundations for next-generation mobile platforms and embedded devices. It currently supports Intel Atom and ARM architectures.

According to it's FAQ, "as in any open source project, the community can choose the architecture direction and port the project to additional architectures."

Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation, which hostes the Meego project, welcomed AMD to the community "As an existing Linux Foundation member, AMD will be an important and valuable contributor to the MeeGo Project."

MeeGo, he said, "represents an exciting, open-source mobile operating system we expect to be adopted by mobile and embedded device makers over time."

Ben Bar-Haim, VP of software development at AMD said: "We are glad to provide engineering resources to joint industry efforts like MeeGo and expect that this operating system will help drive our embedded plans and create expanded market opportunities for our forthcoming Accelerated Processing Units."

The Linux Foundation is a non-profit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. AMD is currently a gold level member of the Linux Foundation and has a seat on The Linux Foundation’s board of directors.