back to article If Google and Apple won't help us, we'll sort it out the Linux way: 21 companies form Mobile Native Foundation

Twenty-one companies concerned about making and managing mobile apps have come together to participate in the Mobile Native Foundation (MNF), an initiative hosted by the Linux Foundation, to share knowledge and resources. The two major players in the mobile app market, Android overlord Google and iOS rights holder Apple, have …

  1. Dan 55 Silver badge

    Seems an odd thing for the Linux Foundation to host

    Android has a Linux kernel, Apple doesn't even have that, both are barely Linux as we know it. Shouldn't this be something the GSMA should be hosting?

  2. easytoby

    Third Way App Store ?

    I wonder if it would be worth Apple and Google antitrust interest to support this towards an Independent App Store solution as well?

  3. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    That is the power of Open Source

    If you don't see what you like, then you can make it happen yourself.

    Of course, at this level that's going to mean a lot of meetings and discussions, but in the end, Apple and Google just might find their influence diminished somewhat.

    Obviously, if that is a risk, both of them will flock to the MNF and ensure that they have their say as well.

    1. Anonymous Coward

      Re: That is the power of Open Source

      Just as with the Linux Foundation, I expect Google will fling a few minutes of revenue at this and join the Foundation to have a seat at the table.

  4. marcellothearcane


    Haven't we already told you, "native" is a naughty word?

    Or does nobody actually pay attention to that?

    1. Norman Nescio Silver badge

      Re: Smack!

      Haven't we already told you, "native" is a naughty word?

      Just use 'endemic' instead.

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