How Open is 'Open' in the Mobile Sofware Space?
ACCESS's David Schlesinger's Upcoming AJAXWorld Session
Jan. 11, 2008 02:30 PM
source, open platforms, open development environments... "Open" can
mean a lot of things, and the differences between one "open" and
another can be significant. David “Lefty” Schelsinger will examine the various
aspects and uses of the term "open" as it relates to the current
evolving mobile software space.
Where does open source code make sense? Is simply being open source sufficient?
Does openness necessarily mean fragmentation, and if so, what's the best way to
forestall that? There are many platforms based on open source code to greater
or lesser degrees, many "open development platforms" and a number of
initiatives--LiMo, LiPS, GNOME Mobile,
the Open Handset Alliance, and others--dedicated to putting open source
software on mobile devices. What are the differences between them? Are they
competitive or cooperative?
This discussion will describe the landscape, identify the players and contrast
the approaches being taken. The ACCESS Linux Platform will be featured in this
context as an alternative to the iPhone platform, as well as the approach to
enabling third-party developers, and addressing the needs of the marketplace
and the requirements of operators and device manufacturers.
David "Lefty" Schlesinger is Director of Open Source Technologies at
ACCESS Co., Ltd., working principally on open source strategy and community
relations, and representing ACCESS in a number of industry and community
initiatives. Lefty is responsible for open source licensing compliance practices
within ACCESS, and is the author of ACCESS' internal "open source best
practices" curriculum. He also specializes in intellectual property
issues, including licensing and patent strategy as well as acting as the
administrator for ACCESS' main open source release, the "Hiker
Project" (www.hikerproject.org), a suite of application service components
for the development of seamlessly interoperating mobile applications.
Lefty is well-known in the open source community and is a frequent presenter
and panelist at open source-related conferences, and has spoken this year at
the Finnish Centre for Open Source Software's Verso Business Series, FOSTEL
(the Free and Open Source Telephony Conference), the Ottawa Linux Symposium,
the GNOME Users' and Developers' European Conference and a variety of other
prestigious open source venues. He was the keynote speaker at this year's
Northwest Technical Conference for Undergraduates at Simon
in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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