Nokia and friends take Symbian open-source

Clark, Robert
July 2008
Telecom Asia;Jul2008, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p38
Trade Publication
The article reports on the acquisition of the Symbian Ltd., a handset platform company by Nokia. Under the acquisition, Nokia paid €264million to buy the 52 percent of Symbian. It says that Nokia and Symbian Foundation are turning Symbian into an open-source platform, with each contributing their assets to the IPR pool. Meanwhile, they expect to be able to offer the first public license, to be called Eclipse in 2010.


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