Android: Licensing Software So You Don't Have To

An eWeek article by Carol Pinchefsky discusses the most recent open source software platform for mobile computing (today cell phones, tomorrow the mobile replacements to most of our PC's). Unlocking these mobile devices (both the locks added by carriers as well as hardware vendors) will be critical to ensure citizen computing rights in the near future.

Google's new open handset platform, Android, is not the first, but the third open phone operating system, after Trolltech's Qtopia and OpenMoko. All three are based on Linux.