Nokia/Intel's New Set-top and Mozilla
Tuesday October 12th, 1999
The set-top boxes due next year from a new Nokia/Intel venture will run Linux as their core OS, and Mozilla as their browser.
Nokia has thrown its weight behind MHP (Multimedia Home Platform), an open, Java-based standard for set-top boxes, meant to be OS-agnostic. Sony, Philips and Panasonic have also put backing behind the MHP standard.
This is the second piece we've had regarding Nokia and Mozilla. If you recall, Nokia used Mozilla in their tech demo of "MediaScreen".
#10 Honest question
Thursday October 14th, 1999 10:42 AM
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Now that Intel and Nokia plan on using the Mozilla browser, shouldn't they each assign a couple of programmers to the Mozilla project? Isn't that how the OSS model is supposed to work? I can't imagine that the "freelancers" want to work on this project for free, forever. And I can't imagine AOL/Netscape, NeoPlanet, et al, want to fund developers on the project so that their competitors can use the same technology for free. I'm no OSS expert, so I'd appreciate not being flamed. I just felt the issue needed bringing up... I'd be interested in the answer, if there is one.