Even as Google and other technology companies bet big on mobile computing, open-source developers seem to be fixated with "desktop" and server environments. If the future is mobile, why isn't this where open-source developers are focusing?
To be fair, some are. There are a few open-source applications for the iPhone, including WordPress and Doom Classic, and others like Shelves for Google's Android. But these are the exceptions, not the rule.
And, yes, we have important open-source platform projects like Android, Funambol, etc., but there are relatively few, particularly in the area of applications.
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