Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 18:46 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Ahead of schedule, the Symbian Foundation has released the source code to Symbian's EKA2 real-time, multitasking, SMP microkernel, under the Eclipse Public License. It comes with a complete development kit, free of charge. The Foundation's plan is to open up the entire platform, and this is of course a very important milestone in that process.
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by ThomasFuhringer on Tue 27th Oct 2009 11:06 UTC
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Let's face it.
A proprietary software product being open sourced after a long time typically indicates that it is at the end of its life cycle.

Usually they take this step at too late a point in time for it to breathe new life into the product.
Will be interesting to see what happens here.

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