Siemens backs open source

Brief: OSDL membership is part of its plans to advance mobile Linux developments

Siemens has announced it is to join the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL). Siemens, which recently sold off its mobile unit to Taiwanese firm BenQ, will be involved in the open source group's mobile Linux initiative.

Launched earlier this month, the mobile Linux initiative is working on standardising the elements of Linux used on mobiles.

As well as contributing to furthering the adoption of Linux in the mobile sphere, Siemens will also take part in the OSDL's efforts to drive open source uptake through the Labs' carrier grade Linux and data centre Linux schemes.

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