OT: Symbian mobile platform to be open-sourced under the Eclipse Public License.
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Tue Jun 24 11:29:22 CEST 2008
The demand for converged mobile devices is accelerating. By 2010
we expect four billion people to have joined the global mobile
conversation. For many of these people, their mobile will be their
first Internet experience, not just their first camera, music player
Open software is the basic building block for delivering this
With this in mind, industry leaders are coming together to establish
Symbian Foundation, to bring to life a shared vision and to create
the most proven, open and complete mobile software platform -
available for free...
The Symbian Foundation platform will be available to members under
a royalty-free license from this non-profit foundation. The Symbian
Foundation will provide, manage and unify the platform for its
members. Also, it will commit to moving the platform to open source
during the next two years, with the intent to use the Eclipse Public
License. This will make the platform code available to all for free,
bringing additional innovation to the platform and engaging even a
broader community in future developments.
The platform will be free and open to develop on from the start
whether you are enthusiast, web designer, professional developer
or service provider. To develop on the platform you will not need
to be a member of the foundation. ...
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