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 kaiwai on Thu 4th Nov 2010 02:20 UTC in reply to "technology socialism?"
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No, more like the idea of 'French champions' policy being extended to the EU Parliament. With that being said, lets not try to kid ourselves that the United States don't do a similar thing - companies rescued by 'convenient' contracts being won (WorldCom goes into chapter 11 and spontaneously wins a US government contract! of course *THAT* isn't a bail out *rolls eyes*) or no-compete contracts when it comes to supplying the Pentagon. So yes, all countries to some degree follow such policies - does it make it right? no but at the same time it isn't something like an 'EU only' thing.

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