Following last week's announcement of Microsoft and Nokia hooking up over Windows Phone 7
for Nokia's future products, left MeeGo in a bad position
(along with Qt), but Intel has now commented today that MeeGo is still going strong. Miguel de Icaza has also provided his commentary praising this move by Nokia, yes, really.
The Intel update can be found on a blog post at MeeGo.com
. It's written by Imad Sousou, the Director of Intel Open Source Technology Center. Simply put, Intel and MeeGo will go forward without Nokia. "With all the emphasis in the news about markets and companies, it's worth reminding ourselves what MeeGo stands for. MeeGo provides an open source, open governance platform that provides application and platform compliance. This is why over 100 ecosystem partners continue to support MeeGo. As for Intel, we'll let our code speak for itself."
Meanwhile, Novell's Miguel de Icaza, the creator of GNOME and Mono, has come out on his blog
to praise this move by Nokia towards Microsoft. Some of the comments from his blog post include, "all I see is possibility and the the world of opportunities that this opens to developers... This is fascinating turn of events for C# developers as Nokia will make WP7 more relevant in the marketplace, making C# the lingua-franca of all major mobile operating systems. This astute chart explains why I am basking in joy... This is a grand time to be a mobile developer. This chart illustrates the elegant balance of native experience and code sharing available to C# developers... C# and the ECMA CLI everywhere!"
The 150+ comments in the Phoronix Forums
are mostly objections and fears to this Microsoft-Nokia deal.