ETel: The Once and Future Open Phone

This session run by Bill Weinberg
Pushing the adoption of Linux phones, lots of manufacturers put up on screen.
Why Linux for mobile phones
  • technical
    • robust, performant, secure
  • financial
    • lower cost to develop & deploy
  • strategic
    • platform consolidation
    • open service delivery vehicle

wow an open phone!

perfect for hackers, no way ! but current phones are quite fragmented so far.

A new digital divide is shown, corps vs hackers, topics like DRM etc

should ALL devices be hackable?

In the end why do you want an open phone he asks and it’s a good question, 99% of our customers do not want one so the question becomes why would Orange want with an open phone?


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