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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

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Alien will turn to “deb” in “rpm” and vice versa

Estimated reading time: < 1 minuteToday we see a small handbook for the operation of "alien”, application that converts archives "deb"To Debian in “rpm"To RedHat, and vice versa. Clearly available only for GNU / Linux. Although it is a stable software and regularly updated, “alienshould not be used for the installation of packages important for the system. Alien offers an alternative if they do not exist compiled packages for your distribution, is not suitable to replace the system libraries. (more…)