"Contributions from Foundation members through open collaboration will
be integrated to further enhance the platform. The Foundation will
make selected components available as open source at launch. It will
then work to establish the most complete mobile software offering
available in open source. This will be made available over the next
two years and is intended to be released under Eclipse Public License
And the license is at
On Wednesday 25 Jun 2008, CK Raju, Thrissur wrote:
"Tuesday, June 24, 2008 4:20 PM PDT
Symbian's decision to make its source code freely available tips the
scales in favor of open-source software in smartphones and could make
it harder for Microsoft, and even other open-source platforms like
Google's Android and Linux, to compete...."
Complete story at
obile_world_to_open_source.html CK Raju
The story goes on to say:
``They will offer it under a royalty-free license to members of a new
nonprofit group called the Symbian Foundation.''
Does that mean sharing of source is limited to members of the
Foundation? How about independent developers and individuals, can we
get and use the source or not?
I'll take the announcement with a pinch of salt until the licensing
terms of the ``open'' Symbian OS are clarified.
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