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Symbian Microkernel Finally Goes Open Source 97

Posted by Soulskill
from the all-things-to-those-who-wait dept.
ruphus13 writes "Symbian announced over a year ago that they were going to Open Source their code, and the industry has been patiently waiting for that to happen. Well, it finally has. According to news on Wednesday, 'Symbian has released its platform microkernel and software development kit as open source under the Eclipse Public License. The Symbian Foundation claims that it is moving quickly toward an open source model, which is questionable, but the release of the EKA2 kernel is a signal that Symbian still means business about adopting an open source model. Accenture, ARM, Nokia and Texas Instruments contributed software to the microkernel, Symbian officials said.'"
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Symbian Microkernel Finally Goes Open Source

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  • Re:Oh, SyMbian... (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 24, 2009 @06:13AM (#29855431)

    I'm sitting on my SPEED QUEEN.. To me, it's ENJOYABLE.. I'm WARM.. I'm VIBRATORY..

  • Market Share (Score:5, Informative)

    by SpooForBrains (771537) on Saturday October 24, 2009 @07:21AM (#29855715)
    Maybe this handy pie chart [wikipedia.org] will enlighten you. Hint: Maemo is in the grey slice.
  • Re:Symbian (Score:2, Informative)

    by BasilBrush (643681) on Saturday October 24, 2009 @02:31PM (#29858861)

    Have you ever actually *written* any software that opens files?

    Constantly. Since 1979. Including several years Symbian OS, and several years of Unix (OS X). Given that, the error must be in your comprehension. And your arrogance.

    Just because Unix system CAN use FAT filing systems, doesn't mean that SymbianOS should do it that way, rather than using the normal FAT filing system conventions of Drive letters and slashes. Nor is there any reason to slavishly follow a MINORITY OS such as Unix. You're another of these ignorant believers that Unix is the one true way. It isn't.

    You, sir, are a cultist. You can't "enlighten" people by preaching your own belief system.

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