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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Comment by Brynet
by brynet on Sun 26th Feb 2012 21:33 UTC
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2010-03-02

QNX6 did have source available, until they closed it up again after being acquired by RIM.

Some parts are still on the Foundry27 site, but not the kernel or userland.

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RE: Comment by Brynet
by fithisux on Tue 28th Feb 2012 08:34 in reply to "Comment by Brynet"
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2006-01-22

And for PC users the availability of QNX (even the ability to write apps/drivers) is very difficult.

Why they make usage from PC users so difficult?

IMHO it has strongly contributed. People would buy MS-Phones because the OS is familiar.

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