"While mobile Linux and open source have historically been hyped
up only to deliver minimal results in the way of user or market
impact, we believe the number and type of chip, device, software
and services players now backing various mobile Linux efforts mean
this time will be different. Further reinforcing the idea that
there is opportunity in mobile open source, we also consider Nokia
and its nearly half-billion-dollar bet on open source in taking
full ownership of the Symbian OS and plotting an open source course
for it. The report also considers the use of open source software
in the mobile setting, and how despite increased use of open source
for mobile software — unfortunately for some free and open
source software supporters — software and devices are
typically closed in the end."
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