what is tizen is it a samsong firmware ?

it’s just i have never herd of this phone/mobile linux until this report

"Samsung to Release Tizen Linux-Based Smartphone in Early 2013: The tech company will release a Tizen base… Redirect Notice "

ok i must have been half asleep when i first wrote this cause it says in the report it’s open source

See:

and:
http://www.tizenassociation.org/en/

Samsung are ONE of the board of directors:
http://www.tizenassociation.org/en/tizen-association/board-of-directors