Nokia Funding Minimo

Friday June 18th, 2004

CNET is reporting that Nokia is funding Minimo. The Minimo project aims to build a version of Mozilla that can run on small devices such as mobile phones and PDAs. Nokia began funding development last year but has not yet shipped any Minimo-powered phones, with most of the company's lineup currently using Opera's smartphone browser.

#14 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nokia Funding Minimo

by dveditz

Saturday June 19th, 2004 10:38 PM

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"in my opinion mozilla is a foundation that JUST supports open-source-products."

From the very beginning the Mozilla Organization was founded by Netscape with an explicit intention to foster open-source/commercial hybrids. Of course there's the obvious Netscape version of the browser suite, but from the beginning also commercial users of the "spidermonkey" javascript engine and users of the "NSS" crypto/SSL libraries such as Sun server products.

Now that the Mozilla Foundation is independent of Netscape it's possible that they would change their philosophy, but it shouldn't surprise anyone if they haven't. Volunteers can keep the project moving forward but it takes cash to power the infrastructure that keeps it all together.