Microsoft veteran leading the OS effort at Facebook
Though there are no details available about the OS, including things like how it would work or when it would be released, The Information has learned that the development of the platform is being led by Microsoft veteran Mark Lucovsky.
Lucovsky helped Microsoft create Windows NT OS and is currently working as the General Manager of Operating Systems at Facebook.
Is Facebook eyeing Apple's 'walled garden' approach?
Facebook's plan to develop its own operating system seems to fall in line with the 'walled garden' approach of Apple.
Essentially, like Apple, the social network could be working on an ecosystem where it would control everything that goes into a hardware product - from design to processor to the operating system used in it.
Facebook's hardware head says they can't 'trust' competitors
"We really want to make sure the next generation has space for us," Facebook's head of hardware, Andrew Bosworth, told The Information. "We don't think we can trust the marketplace or competitors to ensure that's the case. And so we're gonna do it ourselves."