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Motorola Launches opensource.motorola.com
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LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., PRNewswire-FirstCall -- Motorola (NYSE:MOT) today announced the launch of http://opensource.motorola.com/, a new resource aimed at sharing source code, original open source projects and new ideas and information with open source developers around the world.

Affiliated with the newly announced Motorola MOTODEV developer support program, http://opensource.motorola.com/ is aimed at giving developers easier access to world-class code, applications and IP by creating an open but simplified working channel with Motorola across the broader Linux(R), Java(R) and mobile communities. Providing code in an open source environment will not only speed application development on the Motorola platform but drive innovation and adoption of new mobile services and features across the value chain.

A key part of Motorola's ongoing commitment to open source, opensource.motorola.com features source code -- including kernel and drivers - - for Motorola's Linux-based devices including the A1200/MING and A780/E680. It also features Java technology including Java test frameworks, sample test cases, and -- coming soon -- code, documents, and specifications for Motorola- lead JSRs (Java Specification Requests) such as MIDP 3.0 (Mobile Information Device Profile) (see related press announcement).

In addition, the site will house new projects and Motorola contributions across its IP portfolio including Linux and Java related code.

''The foundation of any open source community is based on the supported exchange of information and ideas,'' said Mark VandenBrink, Senior Director and Chief Platform Architect, Motorola Mobile Devices. ''By making code freely available through opensource.motorola.com, Motorola hopes to accelerate that exchange and contribute to the open mobile development effort by providing a catalyst for greater mobile adoption.''

By sharing source code and projects and opening up a clear channel for exchange, Motorola also hopes to encourage its allies in the mobile industry to work more closely with the open source community to speed the development and deployment of open source applications for the mobile industry.


About MOTODEV

MOTODEV is a new integrated developer program combining Motorola-wide resources, tools and technical support to enable greater developer success, foster a stronger community for innovation and extend the company's Seamless Mobility vision. Additional information about MOTODEV can be found at http://www.motorola.com/developer.


About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering ''must have'' products, ''must do'' experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.8 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit http://www.motorola.com/.
 
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