According to a report in the New York Times today, Intel's Moblin project is to move under the stewardship of the Linux Foundation. The Moblin project is designed to provide an open source Linux based operating system that supports Intel's Atom processors and that can be used on a variety of hardware from netbooks to in-car systems. Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation says the move is "a departure for Intel" noting that Intel "has the resources and the internal staff to create innovative technology on their own". Zemlin believes Intel sees Moblin as a strategic platform and wants to open up the project by placing it in neutral hands.

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