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Symbian make public part of the code


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symbian_logo.jpg It 'a few days ago the news of the release of some parts of the code of the famous operating system for mobile phones and smartphones Licensed under the EPL "Eclipse Public License, a license open source which has some differences with the GPL. I quote below Wikipedia:

The Eclipse Public License is designed to be a business-friendly free software license and features weaker copyleft provisions than contemporary licenses such as the GNU General Public License (GPL). The receiver of EPL-licensed programs can use, modify, copy and distribute the work and modified versions, in some cases being obligated to release their own changes

Who uses software released under EPL can use, change, copy and distribute their work and modified versions, in some cases it is obliged to deliver the changes he made.

The first phones to adopt open source Symbian will begin to be marketed only from next year, despite the release of the Code is in advance according to the announcement (there was talk of June). The code, instead, is already available on official wiki of Symbian.

With "release"Code of Symbian would expect they hatch the fork the operating system itself, also because there are many open source applications Symbian already available for some time. Finally also Nokia (which holds the rights for almost a year on Symbian) she started to think big.


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