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 orestes
by orestes on Mon 27th Feb 2012 00:29 UTC
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2005-07-06

RIM's a lot like Nokia at this point. The only thing that'll save them is more proactive management and a clear, well defined business plan to regain and expand their target market.

Can open source be a vital part of that? Maybe. It has to be done properly though, as part of a committed effort with a clear business aim or else they're just shooting themselves in the foot again.

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RE: Comment by orestes
by cdude on Mon 27th Feb 2012 03:46 in reply to "Comment by orestes"
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2008-09-21

Its "the only thing" that makes the difference. If the management keeps the course and makes there next products attractive for developers - so lot of interesting applications for users are produced - and for users - look, feel, price and marketing - then they may indeed offer something selling well.

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