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RIM Commits to Open Source BlackBerry 10 Native SDK

Feb 09, 2012, 12:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Francis Rey)

"The Canada-based smartphone maker, known for the private handling of its mobile device software business, now has decided to open its doors gradually to the developer community, with its upcoming BlackBerry 10 Native SDK starting the wave of several open source codes.

"'One of the biggest complaints I heard when I joined the company was from developers who said you know I can?t use open source on Blackberry OS and that means it takes longer to write code for Blackberry and makes it more expensive,' said Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations at RIM. 'You know what, we?re super committed to open source.'

"Saunders added that the SDK would sport open source, multimedia and general-purpose libraries, gaming frameworks, scripting languages, physics engines, and code samples and snippets."

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