The Register: Nokia Grabs Control of Symbian--Then Gives It
"Nokia has bought up the bits of Symbian it didn't already own
and is chucking the OS into an open-source foundation along with
the S60 UI layer, accompanied by Sony Ericsson and DoCoMo, who are
throwing in UIQ and MOAP(S) respectively.
"Symbian has always been the underlying OS allowing companies to
develop different graphical layers on top in much the same way that
Windows (<95) used to sit on top of MS-DOS..."
Computerworld UK: Opening Up Symbian--Good or Bad for
"Symbian has become one of the main operating systems for mobile
phones, but until now, has not been open source. Nokia's
announcement that it will be releasing it under the Eclipse licence
is significant, but not one that is unalloyed good news for open
"The move is clearly aimed at removing one of the main
advantages of Google's Android platform: that it was mostly open