PalmSource has put out a press release
announcing its acquisition of China MobileSoft. One of the reasons for
this acquisition is to use China MobileSoft's Linux work as the base for a
new version of PalmOS. There is an open letter to
the Linux community (PDF)
with more information on what the company has
in mind. "We think the Linux platform will become a leading operating
system for mobile devices, and we believe the endorsement and support of PalmSource
for that platform will greatly accelerate that process. We think the combination of Palm
OS and Linux can attract more mobile licensees and developers, create more new
devices, and bring in more users than either could on its own.
(Thanks to Bruce Perens).
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