FORD GOES OPENSOURCE
The automobile company announced at Mobile World Congress last February, that decided to go OpenSource on their Sync AppLink system, claiming that this way they will speed up the development.
Ford is releasing it's platform proprietary source code to Genivi, an automotive-centric open source alliance, also providing all necessary documentation to implement AppLink software into any vehicle’s infotainment system for iOS and Android devices, which pretends incentivate developers to create specific apps for cars. The code, known as SmartPhoneLink, will be released under a BSD license.
This is an estrategic move from Ford and also for Genivi, as one of several automotive technology organizations attempting to set a standard based on OpenSource while gaining traction and members.