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.
Thread beginning with comment 570914
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Make QNX Open Source
by jayrulez on Thu 29th Aug 2013 13:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Make QNX Open Source"
Member since:

It was open source at one point. I have the code from SVN around that time archived.

Reply Parent Score: 5

Pro-Competition Member since:

Has anyone forked it?

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[4]: Make QNX Open Source
by jayrulez on Fri 30th Aug 2013 20:56 in reply to "RE[3]: Make QNX Open Source"
jayrulez Member since:

Not that I'm aware of. The repository did not contain the so called board support packages so anyone forking it would need to provide support for various hardware.

I would pot it up for anyone interested in looking at the code but I'm not sure of the legality of that position so...

One could still obtain a copy of the archive as I've seen it out there. One could search for it on let us say ;)

Reply Parent Score: 2