Intel launches open-source mobile development effort

Computing giant Intel announced plans to offer open-source developers a certification program following its recent $10 million investment in hybrid software solutions provider Spikesource. Not coincidentally, Spikesource will provide software testing and validation for the service, which enables developers to test their mobile Internet device applications on the Intel platform. "Open source doesn't necessarily equate to Linux--many [developers] use the open source model to create apps on Windows," said vice president and general manager of Intel's software and solutions group Renee James in an interview with "What's missing today is a test validation service."

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