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“When Nokia announced that it was launching the Symbian Foundation to great fanfare,” writes John Mark Walker on OStatic, “it had within its grasp that rarest of opportunities to move swiftly and become the dominant open-source mobile platform. Alas, just one and a half years later, […]

“When Nokia announced that it was launching the Symbian Foundation to great fanfare,” writes John Mark Walker on OStatic, “it had within its grasp that rarest of opportunities to move swiftly and become the dominant open-source mobile platform. Alas, just one and a half years later, Nokia and the foundation have seemingly ceded that position to Android. Instead of recognizing the threat from Android and making strategic changes to counter, they instead criticized Google’s closed-door development of the OS before releasing a line of code themselves.” Can the Symbian Foundation and Nokia recover quickly and deliver on their important open-source promises and goals?  OStatic tackles that question today, here.

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  1. How about making the Maemo free to use by any body? Nokia is in no position to make any open source posturing.

  2. McGuire’s Law » Blog Archive » Observations: Devices – November 22, 2009 Sunday, November 22, 2009

    [...] Are the Symbian Foundation’s Open-source Plans DOA? [...]

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