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BugLabs wins CES "Best Of Show"

Posted by terrencebarr on June 25, 2008 at 3:50 PM PDT

BugLabs_270x213.jpg This is big! If there was still any need to demonstrate that open source is going mainstream - how about winning CES "Best Of Show"?

I apologize for being late with this news - after all, CES happened in January - but I just heard about the award a few weeks ago. I think it is a great endorsement of the powerful force that open innovation based on open source, open hardware, and open standards has become.

BUG is the perfect example of what happens when standards and software become open and accessible and people go off and start building stuff without having to sign NDAs, pour over license agreements, or buy expensive tools and software: Imagination and innovation takes over! What a brilliant concept ;-)

Of course, if you dig a little deeper, you'll find that the BUG architecture is based on Java and phoneME - now, it would be nice to get some mention in the award announcement ... but I guess that is just a little too geeky for a consumer electronics audience ;-)

Belated congratulations to BugLabs! (and a pat on the back for the phoneME community ...)

-- Terrence