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[4]: Make QNX Open Source
by jayrulez on Fri 30th Aug 2013 20:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Make QNX Open Source"
jayrulez
Member since:
2011-10-17

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 Google.com ;)

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RE[5]: Make QNX Open Source
by gagol on Sat 31st Aug 2013 05:09 in reply to "RE[4]: Make QNX Open Source"
gagol Member since:
2012-05-16

I am interested in mirroring your source, any url?

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RE[6]: Make QNX Open Source
by jayrulez on Sat 31st Aug 2013 15:15 in reply to "RE[5]: Make QNX Open Source"
jayrulez Member since:
2011-10-17

It will be available for a maximum of 36 hours so: https://www.dropbox.com/s/r4ryo73peom9yer/xnq.zip
TBH, microkernels like Fiasco.OC and NOVA are probably more interesting. That's just my opinion though.

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