Nokia Funding Minimo
Friday June 18th, 2004
CNET News.com 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.
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Friday June 18th, 2004 6:42 AM
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Obviously it's not confidential any more - but if Mozilla makes an official statement then they would (I guess) be breaching their contract with Nokia. The only lawful thing for them to do would be to refuse to enter into an agreement which required confidentiality in the first place. It's just the political/financial games that corporations and the media play - you don't play have to play with them, but if you do then you have to accept their rules.
And what is an "open source foundation"? The organisation isn't a computer program. It's the code is open source. It's quite possible to be a completely closed organisation and produce open source code. As organisations go, the Foundation isn't as closed as it could be; it's also not as open as it could be. It doesn't make any claims to be run openly, or run by the community/public - it's a private organisation run by a small group of people.