Linked by Elv13 on Sun 26th Feb 2012 21:03 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Don't expect RIM to open source its entire operating system, or its radio stack. But the original smartphone company is gambling its future success on open source, and it has an expert on board to help. Mary Branscombe asked Senior Technical Director for Open Software, Eduardo Pelegri Llopart, where open source fits in at RIM."
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Closed servers
by bert64 on Mon 27th Feb 2012 20:29 UTC
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What put me off buying a blackberry handset was the requirement to use their closed source server, which also depends on other third party closed source software...
By contrast, i can use an iphone or android device with open source backend servers, either standard imap or an open implementation of activesync such as z-push.
If RIM had an open source backend server, which could talk to open source mail/groupware servers, then i might have considered one of their handsets.

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