Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 29th Aug 2013 03:50 UTC
QNX According to a Computerworld article, BlackBerry is exploring putting itself up for sale, as the company falls into 4th place in the mobile market. IDC statistics that show Android leads the mobile market with nearly 80%, iOS has 13.2%, Windows Phone 3.7%, and BlackBerry 2.9%. Gartner analyst Bill Menezes states that even new ownership is "not going to address how the company restores itself."

One key asset BlackBerry owns is QNX, the real-time based OS it bought in 2010. QNX is microkernel based, versus the monolithic kernel used by many OS's like Linux. BlackBerry bases its tablet and phone OS's on QNX, which also remains a popular commercial OS for embedded systems.
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RE: Make QNX Open Source
by REM2000 on Thu 29th Aug 2013 08:46 UTC in reply to "Make QNX Open Source"
REM2000
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2006-07-25

i agree it would be cool but i don't think there is a problem with QNX selling as it's still being used in embedded system like medical systems etc...

I don't think it's been open sourced before i might be wrong, i think the only thing they did was to release the OS free of charge for you to play on, on a single floppy, it was amazing!

http://www.qnx.com/solutions/industries/medical/

Edited 2013-08-29 08:46 UTC

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