OpenMoko has today announced that they are now a separate company from FIC. While FIC will continue to invest in OpenMoko and will manufacturer products for the OpenMoko platform, it has become a separate company in order to further develop its brand leadership and develop new open-source business models...
From the title I understood OpenMoko separated forcibly from FIC as in some disagreement inside the team.
Originally Posted by phoronix
Phoronix: OpenMoko Divorces FIC, Gets New Product
Reading the body of the article I get to know this is not actually the case, but it is still a bad call. "separated" was a better word.
Or first explaining the need for a separation: "<<FIC>> decided OpenMoko needs better marketing than it can provide, thus making a subsidiary company".