Motorola joins Eclipse to push mobile Linux

In another bid to make a mobile operating system on Linux, Motorola announced it has joined the Eclipse Foundation, an open source community focused on providing a universal development platform, as a strategic developer member. Motorola is proposing an "Eclipse Tools for mobile Linux" project. The project would be part of the Device Software Development Platform (DSDP) Top-Level Project at Eclipse, and is intended to eventually provide a place for mobile Linux extensions. Handset vendors and operators are beginning to aggressively push for Linux on mobiles. Last week, Motorola and other vendors and operators Vodafone and NTT DoCoMo, announced a plan to develop and market and application programming interface (API) specification, architecture and source reference. Linux on mobiles is touted as a way to reduce costs for manufacturers, create an open and stable platform for developers and bypass reliance on OS providers like Microsoft.

For more about Motorola's involvement in the Eclipse Foundation:
- check out this article from InfoWorld
take a look at this release from Motorola