Intel and Nokia back open source for mobile

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The oFono project for open source telephony has received backing from Intel and Nokia.

A blog post on the oFono site confirmed the two massive tech companies are supporting the launch of

Marcel Holtmann, from the Intel Open Source Technology Centre, said: " is a place to bring developers together around designing an infrastructure for building mobile telephony (GSM/UMTS) applications."

"Nokia and Intel will jointly maintain the oFono project [and] we'd like to invite all developers to join the effort and community."

The post also provides details of the source code and an "oFono architecture diagram."

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