Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe
marypcb

Keeping the Web open and mobile

Palm hasn't done so well at getting users and selling devices, but a lot of their strategy is aimed at the longer term; that's my view after talking to Palm’s directors of developer relations, Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith (some while before the sales figures came out.

Almaer and Galbraith say the mobile Web needs diversity and power - and an open source Facebook application; t it’s all about the power of the open Web. Despite their background with Mozilla Labs (where they were behind the open source Bespin cloud IDE project), they both emphasise the importance of the open Web over any specific browser. “It's important that the platform stays as the Web, not a specific implementation,” says Dion Almaer; “We want Firefox to do well, but you don't want it to be the 90% browser or people will start coding to Firefox instead of the Web.” Read the rest over at The H...

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