Intel, Nokia Further Push ConnMan Software
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 23 June 2009 at 03:09 PM EDT. 7 Comments
For managing network and Internet connections from the Linux desktop, used by most distribution vendors is NetworkManager, which is a well rounded network connection manager from Red Hat for controlling wired, wireless, and mobile broadband devices. The ModemManager project was even spun off recently for furthering the mobile broadband support on Linux. However, rather than going with NetworkManager in Moblin, Intel created its own software: ConnMan. The ConnMan software is designed to enhance the process of managing Internet connections from Linux-based devices, such as those in the mobile space.

Beyond its use in Moblin, ConnMan is also going to be utilized by Nokia for use in their Linux-based Maemo devices. This afternoon there has been a joint announcement by Intel and Nokia regarding the creation of ConnMan.net, which is a portal to engage developers and users with using ConnMan. ConnMan is licensed under the GNU GPLv2 and its Git repository can be found at Kernel.org.
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