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December 1, 2008

MIT Mobile web development code is now open source

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is going to open source its Mobile Web Project early next year. Mobile Web Project is a project which provides up-to-date university information for its faculty, students and visitors over mobile devices.

The MIT mobile site offers a staff and student directory, a campus map, the shuttle schedule, an event calendar, class announcements for students, emergency information, and status updates for many of MIT’s tech services.

Obviously this is a good news for open source community . It is like a shot in the arm.

According to Andrew Yu (Mobile Devices Platform Project Manager) at MIT IS&T, the technology behind the project includes WURFL and Python, XHTML and CSS, PHP, MySQL, SOAP and RSS.

If you’re interested in finding out more, take a look at these two presentations:

For more infromation regarding this you can see these two documents.

MIT’s Vision for Mobility[PDF]

Developing the MIT Mobile Web[PDF]

and you can also visit ReadWriteWeb .


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