With all the hubbub around openness - open networks, open business models, open sources of software, open platforms, and lots of open mouths about them all, I've come to the conclusion this is all more about a struggle over power and establishments than technology, with the decentralized under empowered gaining the strategic advantage and setting the tempo for conflict. There are thousands of coders out there always looking for the next opensource offering that holds the promise of disintermediating the established licensor's of royalty based bliss despised by those on the opposite side of the receiving end. And the opposite side is good, really good at what they do because it's a shared mission, with a singular objective that can't be defeated. Google knows this, and Android is the weapon. Dash does to, and Openmoko is theirs... uh I mean ours.
So I agree, and because I do, here's a quick survey... How many of you would prefer to code with MicroEmulator over Java ME tools from Sun? Answers will be taken quite seriously, and I will include the chosen in the next version of product.