The Nokia groups, Qt Software and Maemo.org
maemo.org is the home of the Maemo community, which has over 16.000 registered members that contribute to more than 700 development projects. Maemo is a software platform that is mostly based on open source code and powers mobile devices such as the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet. The Maemo platform has been developed by Nokia in collaboration with many open source projects such as the Linux kernel, Debian, GNOME, and many more.
Qt Software (formerly Trolltech) is a global leader in cross-platform application frameworks. Nokia acquired Trolltech in June 2008, renamed it to Qt Software as a group within Nokia. Qt allows open source and commercial customers to code less, create more and deploy everywhere. Qt enables developers to build innovative services and applications once and then extend the innovation across all major desktop, mobile and other embedded platforms without rewriting the code. Qt underpins Nokia strategy to develop a wide range of products and experiences that people can fall in love with.
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Through our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell harmoniously integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. We deliver the best engineered, most interoperable Linux platform that integrates a portfolio of IT management software to help customers worldwide reduce cost, complexity and risk. Our expanded vision of sponsoring leading free open source software projects is driving innovation for businesses to be more productive in their personal and team environments.
Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, is committed to the development, distribution and support of open source software products and communities. World-class commercial support for Ubuntu is available through Canonical’s global support team and partners. Canonical works with the world’s leading IT companies to deliver Ubuntu to the world.
Collabora is a multinational Open Source consultancy specializing in bringing companies and the Open Source software community together. We give clients the knowledge, experience and infrastructure to allow them to become an integral part of the Open Source community. We provide a full range of services based around Open Source technologies including architecture, software development, project management, infrastructure and community development. We are skilled in a wide range of areas from consumer devices to multimedia and real-time communications systems. Collabora prides itself in creating a network of Open Source experts from all around the world.
Igalia is a company from south-western Europe (Galicia, Spain), specialized in the development of innovative free software technologies and solutions. Igalia has been increasing its involvement in the GNOME community since its creation eight years ago, contributing with code and documentation to various platform components and applications, and sponsoring and organizing events. During the last five years, the company has applied its experience on free software and GNOME to the mobile market, contributing to related platforms like Maemo, and developing projects for relevant international companies. Igalia is founding member of GNOME Mobile and member of the GNOME Foundation’s Advisory Board.
Mozilla is a global community of thousands who sincerely believe in the power of technology to enrich people’s lives. Mozilla is a public benefit organization dedicated not to making money but to improving the way people everywhere experience the Internet. It’s an open source software project whose code has been used as a platform for some of the Internet’s most innovative projects. Above all, Mozilla is focused on a single goal: making the Internet better for everyone.
Founded in 1993, Red Hat is the leader in enterprise Linux and is the most recognized open source brand in the world. We serve global enterprises with technology and services made possible by the open source model. Solutions include Red Hat Enterprise Linux, JBoss Enterprise middleware, and a broad range of management and services: consulting, 24×7 support, Red Hat Network. Red Hat’s global training program operates worldwide and features RHCE, the global standard Linux certification.
Sun Microsystems Inc., (NASDAQ: JAVA) develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision — “The Network is the Computer” — Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun provides a diversity of software, systems, services, and microelectronics that power everything from consumer electronics, to developer tools and the world’s most powerful datacenters. Our core brands include the Java technology platform, Solaris operating system, the MySQL database management system, StorageTek and the UltraSPARC processor. We serve consumers and individual developers, alongside the largest global enterprises. Our network computing platforms are used by nearly every sector of society and industry, and power some of the world’s best known search, social networking, entertainment, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, news, energy and engineering companies – broadened by one of the world’s largest portfolio of software and service partners. Every day, companies and governments around the world benefit from Sun’s technology stewardship, via our work to create the standards that bridge the world’s digital divide, to our solutions and business practices that offer higher performance with lower power, cooling, and space requirements. Sun invents products and services that save time and money for those seeking to use technology to create opportunities. Today more than ever: The Network is the Computer
ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for Web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront™ Browser, ACCESS Linux Platform™ and Garnet™ OS, provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mother’s Index under the number 4813.
ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories , high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies
basysKom offers Qt consultancy and is fully committed to Qt and KDE technology. We are combining open source expertise with industry standard development methods, using Eva Brucherseifer’s experience as former KDE president and our broad business knowledge to fulfill customer requirements. Offering customized solutions, we deliver open source in enterprise quality as well as serving source code to communities. basyskom is focused on mobile clients, embedded devices and KDE technology. We provide development services, architecture, workshops and trainings using our entire Qt knowhow. Our customers appreciate our German engineered and proven quality based on an experience for more than 10 years. Today basysKom is the leading premium service supplier for high quality GUIs in DACH.
Lanedo is a small European company employing some of the world’s most experienced and talented GNOME developers. They focus on library and API development, targeting platforms ranging from embedded devices to desktops. Lanedo provides first class software development services and has extensive experience on the Maemo platform.
Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Intel® Software provides technologies, products and services developers need to create innovative products and industry-leading software solutions on Intel platforms. Intel has been actively innovating with the open source community and collaborates with commercial vendors to develop Linux and key Open Source solutions.
Founded in 2007, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading Linux and open source companies and developers from around the world. The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and standardizes Linux by providing unified resources and services needed for open source to successfully compete with closed platforms.
Linux Magazine is a monthly magazine serving readers in over 50 countries.