The Economics of the First Truly Open Linux Phone

In Amsterdam yesterday at the Open Source in Mobile Conference, First International Computer (FIC) - a Taiwanese components manufacturer announced that OpenMoko is the platform of choice for their next generation smartphones.

So far you might yawn. Well pay attention. Accordining to a piece by Charlie Demerjian: “THERE HAVE BEEN a lot of phones claiming to be ‘Linux phones’ and those that do run a Linux kernel, but they all miss the point of Linux: to be open. FIC is about to change that in a big way with a truly open phone, the OpenMoko.”