Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 23:10 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Under an initiative sponsored by the European Commission, the Symbian platform was this week endorsed by the Artemis Joint Technology Initiative and specifically identified as a unique technology that is a vital focus for European-centric mobile software development. As a result, a total investment of over EUR 22 million has been committed to the development of next generation technologies for the Symbian platform. This development project is being led by the Symbian Foundation as part of a consortium of major European technology organisations. The consortium is made up of 24 organisations from 8 European countries, comprising major mobile device manufacturers, hardware and service integration professional services, major consumer electronics companies, mobile network operators, application developers, universities and research institutions."
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RE: technology socialism?
by Neolander on Wed 3rd Nov 2010 09:16 UTC in reply to "technology socialism?"
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Is this an example of technology socialism?

No, it's called public research. It's the basis of the most of the technology we have today. The principle ? Make a R&D investment that is only valid when thinking more than 5 years forward. Most companies can't get that logic, so we give that task to governments ^^

The symbian kernel is intrinsically much more well-suited to mobile devices than Linux or BSD. The current problems with SymbianOS on phones are mostly in the user-space. So fixing that user-space is much more sensible in the end than switching to some Linux distro and requiring 1 GHz processors to be bundled in phones so that it runs relatively smoothly. But it's a harder path...

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