As previously announced, the open phone has started shipping its developer preview model. OpenMoko has also become a division of FIC, their OEM provider, who restructured their mobile division so it became OpenMoko, a commercial entity by itself.
OpenMoko is a project to create a smartphone platform using free software. It uses the Linux kernel, together with a graphical user environment built using the X.Org Server and the Matchbox window manager. The OpenEmbedded build framework and ipkg package system are used to create and maintain software packages.
OpenMoko was announced in 2006 by founders First International Computer (FIC). The initial hardware product supporting OpenMoko is the FIC GSM Neo1973 device.
A few links to get you started:
- More about the Neo1973, the first product from OpenMoko
- OpenMoko online shop – order one
- OpenMoko’s new website
- OpenMoko online development portal, including links to their wiki, mailing lists, planet, etc.
- OpenMoko planet
- Fan videos (mirror), in Ogg Theora format – also available on YouTube.