At the hardware level, we embrace any device that can reasonably be considered a handheld computer. We are product and architecture neutral. Software development on an open-ended set of handheld computers is welcome within the context of our group and our website. These projects include both individual efforts and work sponsored and organized by individuals, groups or companies. The only requirement is that the results be made available in open source form, as discussed below.
At the operating system level, our focus is on "Unix-like" systems, including Linux and the various flavors of BSD Unix (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, etc.). Among these alternative operating systems, healthy and energetic competition results in better software for everyone.
Software Archiving and Distribution
Our website provides a set of software repositories, allowing easy archiving and distribution of free software. These repositories are reliable, available, and enjoy very high bandwidth connectivity to the Internet backbone. Project teams are welcome to store their software in the repositories provided here, although links to remote repositories are also welcome.
My Notes -
I feel HandHeld Computers range from Advanced Calculators to Laptops, The have to be driven by batteries, charged by Mains, Solar, Wind Power or Dynamos. They can be carried around by a single human being or may be part of a Vehicle he uses. It can have a Wireless Web Connectivity or may just be a passive multimedia or games player.
Anantha Narayan 2009