Embedded Linux: Nokia’s move

Nokia just launched a Developer Device Program, providing OS developers with Nokia N800 Internet Tablets at a discount, only 500 selected developers will be granted the special price (99 euro).

Nokia through the Maemo.org project, a project meant for developers with personal or commercial interests in developing software for handhelds like Internet Tablets, is already maintaining firmware for its 770 and now for the N800 Internet tablet.

Ari Jaaksi, head of Nokia’s open source software operations, said that he hopes to increase Nokia’s involvement in the open-source community, both taking and giving back code.

Read Ari Jaaksi’s white paper documenting some of their experiences and learnings when building consumer products with open source.