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Could RIM Benefit From Open Source BlackBerry?

Jun 26, 2009, 18:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin McLaughlin)

"In May, RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie told ZDNet Asia it could make sense for RIM to move some parts of the BlackBerry application set to open source. Last October, Cassidy Gentle, a senior RIM software developer, told EE Times that RIM has an open-source management team that's investigating open-source opportunities.

"'I would expect some of our Eclipse or Mobile Tools for Java could be made available on an open-source basis, but as for our APIs or other software -- that's a pretty big leap,' Gentle told EE Times."

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