Symbian now fully open-sourced

All source code for the mobile phone OS is now available for free under the Eclipse license and other open-source licenses

The mobile operating system Symbian has been completely open-sourced, comfortably within the two-year time frame set for the migration project in 2008.

On Thursday, the Symbian Foundation--the not-for-profit industry group set up by Nokia and other manufacturers to open up and give away the OS--said all Symbian source code, comprising 108 packages, was now available for free under the Eclipse license and other open-source licenses.

According to the foundation, the transition of the Symbian code from proprietary to open source marks the largest such migration in software history.

Read more of "Symbian fully open-sourced ahead of schedule" at ZDNet UK.

 

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