Mobile market is hungry for disruption!
I am a huge fan of openess! I've been fortuned to grow up in country where the most widely used open source technologies have been kick-started. I was also brought up to respect individual privacy.
This said, I am happy to see that the mobile market has come into point where a 3rd purely open source platform would be warmly welcome. People, companies and governments are getting really worried about Google mandating the most valuable asset, people's data. I cannot claim I'm not scared of that too! It just doesn't feel right that one company knows basically everything about me, where I am, what I do, whome I meet...etc.
We've heard a few talks about this topic: Jolla has came out strongly over the past months and people are waiting for some news about Tizen.
But I suspect that won't be enough. What we also need and should demand is everything around this new 5th generation mobile platform to introduce openess in the decision maiking too. People should have power to say how it should be developed and what it should include.
What SFonge has decided to do is to open up an "open brainstorming session" which will be introduced in the near future! So stay tuned!