[News] Symbian Open Source Seeme Like Lip Service, Vapourware - Linux

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  1. [News] Symbian Open Source Seeme Like Lip Service, Vapourware

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    Has Symbian thought open source through?

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    | Either way, it seems clear that there's a bit of a disconnect within
    | Symbian's organisation. Management may have decided it would be a good idea
    | to go open source, but the way the company works lower down will make this a
    | more-than-tricky task. The engineer demonstrating the work with Scalado
    | didn't have the foggiest as to how current work and the open source policy
    | will merge. Neither do I.
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    http://community.zdnet.co.uk/blog/0,...331761b,00.htm

    Since Symbian has just attacked Linux with words, it's validated that Linux is
    their biggest fear and therefore the future.


    Recent:

    Symbian is looking for an executive director

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    | Symbian recently decided to open source its leading mobile platform in order
    | to stave off potential declines at the hands of embedded Linux. With
    | increasing momentum and support for open-source Symbian, it's time for
    | Symbian to get a leader on board.
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    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10000791-16.html


    Nokia looks beyond Symbian to Linux

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    | With a 47.9 percent stake in Symbian, the leading mobile platform that it
    | co-founded in 1998 and which today powers some 206 million mobile phones,
    | Nokia has long championed it at the expense of rival platforms such as Linux.
    |
    | No longer.
    |
    | The mobile-phone maker is increasingly selecting Linux for Internet-enabled
    | mobile devices, with its CFO declaring of Linux, "It's going to be terribly
    | important."
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    http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9949262-7.html


    Related:

    Symbian senior VP defects to mobile Linux

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    | The LiMo (Linux Mobile) Foundation, an industry group building a common
    | software stack for Linux-based mobile phones, today announced a dozen new
    | members. The organization also disclosed that rival Symbian's longtime Senior
    | VP of Sales and Professional Services, Morgan Gillis, will soon become its
    | Executive Director.
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    http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS8665166109.html
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  2. Re: [News] Symbian Open Source Seeme Like Lip Service, Vapourware

    Roy Schestowitz writes:

    > Has Symbian thought open source through?
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | Either way, it seems clear that there's a bit of a disconnect within
    > | Symbian's organisation. Management may have decided it would be a good idea
    > | to go open source, but the way the company works lower down will make this a
    > | more-than-tricky task. The engineer demonstrating the work with Scalado
    > | didn't have the foggiest as to how current work and the open source policy
    > | will merge. Neither do I.
    > `----
    >
    > http://community.zdnet.co.uk/blog/0,...331761b,00.htm
    >
    > Since Symbian has just attacked Linux with words, it's validated that Linux is
    > their biggest fear and therefore the future.


    Or they think it#s a waste of effort. You know. Just pointing out like.

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