Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 24th Jun 2008 06:15 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The Symbian OS was a team effort between Nokia, Motorola, Ericsson, Panasonic, Samsung and Siemens. Reports said, that in the eve of the 10th year anniversary from the creation of Symbian, Nokia has bought the 8.4% Siemens stake for 70 million Euros ($108.6 million) and will now have over 56% of controlling interest in the group, but the press release says that Nokia takes it all. This could have created quite some uneasiness to the other players, but Nokia will play nice.
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The Symbian Foundation platform will be available to members under a royalty-free license from this non-profit foundation. The Symbian Foundation will provide, manage and unify the platform for its members. Also, it will commit to moving the platform to open source during the next two years, with the intent to use the Eclipse Public License. This will make the platform code available to all for free, bringing additional innovation to the platform and engaging even a broader community in future developments.

That means that Symbian will be open source in a timeframe of a couple of year, doesn't it?


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hm.. this gives me ideas. I hope they continue developing Maemo on the side also as I rather like the Debian base it builds on. I'd happily cut another partiton on the SD and tripple boot this N810 though.

The N800 was tripple booting; internal flash, os2008, os2007. mirroring my os2007 install over to a partition on tne N810 didn't seem to have any advantages. I will be booting internal flash, os2008 and Diablo (os2009?) when it becomes available though.

(I am such a geek some days)

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