Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 22:17 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia board chairman Risto Siilasmaa went on a Finnish television show, and stated that while he is confident in Windows Phone 8, the company does have a back-up plan if it doesn't work out. Speculation aplenty - what is this backup plan? The answer's pretty easy, if you ask me.
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RE[5]: backup plan
by phoenix on Wed 4th Jul 2012 21:53 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: backup plan"
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There are a few examples where software got opensourced to make the software more attractive and accelerate development and adoption adn where it worked out well. OpenOffice.org, Netscape which was the base for Mozilla which became Firefox, Bender, Apache and so on.


Netscape and StarOffice (aka Mozilla and OpenOffice.org) are the only commercial software in your list that were successfully open-sourced to improve the code.

Apache started out as open-source (in fact, it started out as just a bunch of patches to an existing web server, hence the name "a patchy web server").

Don't know about Blender.

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