Linux gets its act together

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Linux PenguinA day after we call them out for failing to put a Linux-based BlackBerry in our hands right now, the Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum has announced that they’ve added three new companies to their consortium. Telecom Italia, Texas Instruments (TI) and ZTE have all joined in the hopes of co-developing a Linux-based mobile platform standard.

As mobile phones evolve to take advantage of the power of 3G networks, the need for a robust, flexible, secure and scalable operating system grows. Linux provides an attractive alternative to the closed, proprietary operating systems available today,” said Haila Wang, president of the LiPS Forum.

All right, guys: your super team has just added three new members. Now let’s see some results.