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A new class of devices is emerging that enables full Internet access while on the go. These internet-centric devices known as Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), netbooks, nettops combine the software compatibility of the PC with an easy to use, consumer friendly user interface. In 2007, Intel launched Moblin.org, a community focused on enabling the new technologies required to deliver this new category of Linux-based devices.
This session will provide an overview of the technologies and projects that are part of Moblin.org, including tools such as Moblin Image Creator, and provide information on how you can start porting or developing new applications for Moblin. Come hear how you can be part of this growing community of developers unleashing the power of the Internet on wireless, handheld platforms.
Dirk Hohndel has been an active developer and contributor in the Linux space since its earliest days. Among other roles, he worked as Chief Technology Officer of SuSE and as Vice President of The XFree86 Project, Inc. Dirk joined Intel in 2001. He works in the Software and Services Group and focuses on the technology direction of Intel’s Open Source Technology Center and guides Intel’s engagements in open source. He is an active contributor in many open source projects and organizations, various program committees and advisory boards. Dirk holds a Diploma in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Würzburg, Germany. He lives in Portland, OR.