Emerging Tech SIG Michael Shiloh from the OpenMoko project
Next Meeting: October 10th, 2007
Topic: In October, we have Michael Shiloh from the OpenMoko project...
What would you dream that your mobile phone could do that it can't do now? OpenMoko is an open source project with the goal creating the world's first free mobile phone operating system. The project is a community that anyone can join to help design their ideal phone. Eventually, phone software won't be tied to any particular phone. Come find out about the new innovations OpenMoko will drive in the mobile communications market.
The Architecture of the OpenMoko framework will be presented, along with principles that have guided our decisions and choices. The Neo 1973, the first handset to run the OpenMoko software, will be demonstrated and discussed.
Interested parties are invited to explore and join the OpenMoko project. Access to the source code and development environment is free and unrestricted, and does not require purchase of hardware, qualification as a developer, or the signing of any agreements.
Throughout his professional career as a hardware and software engineer, Michael Shiloh has often collaborated with artists working at the intersection of art and technology, and has taught electronics, gadget making, and programming to artists, children, and others. Combining his background and these skills, Michael is now supporting the large OpenMoko community of open source developers. Michael will also be responsible for developing unusual applications for OpenMoko, as a way of encouraging development in areas not usually associated with cellphones.
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentation
$15 at the door for non-SDForum members
No charge for SDForum members
No registration required
2475 Hanover St.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
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