"There's been a lot of work needed to get the Symbian Foundation
to where it is today, as Forsyth pointed out, it's been a matter of
"Getting people on board, the transition into operating mode,
putting together the business plan, budget, the objectives and
vision." You need something in place before you start to open
source an operating system, and what Forsyth calls "the sprint to
Day One" has been about getting the infrastructure in place, so
that there's a repository for the code.
Forsyth is pleased that there's been a lot of industry buzz
about the Symbian Foundation, "Some companies wanted to get
involved even before the membership terms have been published."
They'll only get access to the code once they've joined though, and
Forsyth is keen to point out that there won't be any one company
ruling the roost. Like any open source project, influence will only
come from contribution."