Benefits of the MeeGo Software Platform

The MeeGo open source project is unique in that it offers benefits to everyone in the ecosystem starting from the developer all the way up to the operator and the industry as a whole. Meego allows participants to get involved and contribute to an industry-wide evolution towards richer devices, to rapidly address opportunities and to focus on differentiation in their target markets.

Benefits to Open Source Developers – The MeeGo project is a true open source project hosted by the Linux Foundation and governed by best practices of open source development. From meego.com, as an open source developer, you have access to tools, mailing lists, discussion forum, accessibility to technical meetings, and multiple options to make your voice heard over technical and non-technical MeeGo related topics. Furthermore, all source code contributions needed for MeeGo will be submitted to the upstream open source projects from which MeeGo will be built.

Benefits to Application Developers – As an application developer, MeeGo significantly expands the market opportunities for you being the only open source software platform that supports deployments across many computing device types. MeeGo offers Qt and Web runtime for application development, cross platform environments, so application developers can write their applications once and deploy easily on many types of MeeGo devices or even on other platforms supporting the same development environment.
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Benefits to Device Manufacturers – MeeGo helps accelerate time to market using an off-the-shelf, open source and optimized software stack targeted for the specific hardware architecture the device manufacturer is supporting. From a device manufacturer perspective, MeeGo lowers complexities involved in targeting multiple device segments by allowing the use of the same software platform for different client devices. In addition, as an open source project, MeeGo enables device manufacturers to participate in the evolution of the software platform and build their own assets for it through the open development model.

Benefits to Operators – For operators, MeeGo enables differentiation through user interface customization. Although many devices can be running the same base software platform, they can all have different user experiences. Furthermore, it provides a single platform for multitude of devices, minimizing the efforts needed by the operators in training their teams and allows their subscribers to be familiar with the experience common to many device types.

Benefits to the Linux Platform – For operators, MeeGo enables differentiation through user interface customization. Although many devices can be running the same base software platform, they can all have different user experiences. Furthermore, it provides a single platform for multitude of devices, minimizing the efforts needed by the operators in training their teams and allows their subscribers to be familiar with the experience common to many device types.

In addition, MeeGo is helpful for Linux as a platform as it combines mobile development resources that were recently split in the Maemo and Moblin projects into one well-supported, well-designed project that addresses cross-platform, cross-device and cross-architecture development. One major benefit from the MeeGo project is that all other Linux mobile and desktop efforts that use the components as MeeGo will benefit from the increased engineering efforts on those components. This is the power of the open source development model.

The contents of this article comes from a PDF document published by Ibrahim Haddad, Ph.D. You may download Introduction to the MeeGo Project (pdf document) to read the document in its entirety.

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