Meego, the platform that is yet to make its debut on any device, has been dubbed as an ‘unstoppable force’ by the chief of the Linux Foundation.
The Meego Smartphone and tablet mobile operating was developed using Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo platforms. The two companies were working on the project until dumped it for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform.
Speaking during the Meego conference in San Francisco, Linux Foundation chief Jim Zemlin said that the platform represented ‘love, courage and change’.
Zemlin used his keynote speech to emphasise on the importance of open source platforms like Meego and Linux.
“Companies come and go, people come and go, and things change, and one year it's this, one year it's that, but the fundamental principles remain the same,” Zemlin said.
“Over a period of time you can just see how large Linux has become and how projects like MeeGo become these unstoppable forces that no single entity controls, that no single entity dominates, and that really is the benefit of this collaborative development model,” he added.
Meanwhile, four operating system vendors have confirmed that they will use Meego to develop tablet operating system platforms. These companies are Linpus, 4tiitoo AG, China Standard Software Company, and Red Flag Software.