On Thursday, the non-profit Linux Foundation (LF) announced that it was going to host the Moblin project which aims to develop mobile Linux-based applications.
Moblin was a project under development by Intel which has effectively handed control over to the Linux Foundation. The Moblin project "will be supported by the LF", the Foundation said in a statement.
"This is a departure for Intel,” Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation told the New York Times. “This is a company that has the resources and internal staff to create innovative technology on their own. They obviously see Moblin as a strategic platform.”
“The Linux Foundation is the perfect environment to take Moblin to the next level,” said Doug Fisher, vice president, Intel Software. “The open source process delivers multiple benefits to any project, including faster innovation and increased technology visibility.”
"Through the Linux Foundation, an even broader community can contribute to Moblin becoming the predominant Linux-based platform for mobile devices.” said Zemlin.
Fifteen operating system vendors have committed to distribute Moblin-based products, including Asianux, Canonical, DeviceVM, gOS, MontaVista, Novell, and Wind River.