In the face of stiff competition from the freely available and wildly popular
Android software, the Symbian Foundation has had no choice but to follow
It has announced that its open source migration project is now complete and
that the Symbian platform called Symbian 3 is 100% open.
Symbian software is currently used in more than 330 million phones around the
The not-for-profit consortium which is mainly backed by Nokia ,the biggest
maker of Symbian phones, said all 108 packages were freely available under
the Eclipse licence and other open source licences. It has also promised
transparency on all its future plans for the platform.
The code can be downloaded at:
The full code disclosure is intended to stimulate more interest in Symbian
phones especially in North America w... (more)
Red Hat Session at Cloud Expo
Red Hat came out with financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter ended
February 28, 2010 and reported a net income of $23.39 million, or $0.12 per
diluted share, compared to $16 million or $0.08 per diluted share for the
same quarter of fiscal 2009. For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010, total
revenue was $196 million, compared to $166.22 million for the corresponding
quarter of fiscal 2009.For the full year, total revenue was $748.2 million,
an increase of 15% over the prior year, and subscription revenue was $638.7
million, up 18% year-over-y... (more)
Sun has released VirtualBox 3.1.0, it's cross-platform virtualisation
software to include support for 2D video acceleration for Windows guests.
Virtual Box is available in two versions. The open source edition is
available under the GPL, but is only available from Sun as source code.
The full version is also available free of charge, but under a personal use
and evaluation license that requires you to " use the Product on the same
Host Computer where you installed it yourself and that no more than one
client connect to that Host Computer at a time for the purpose of displaying
Black Duck Session at Cloud Expo
Black Duck Software has launched a code search technology called Black Duck
Code Sight to provide advanced search capabilities to developers.
BlackDuck is a company that facilitates open source software management for
client companies. It recently re-launched Koders.com; a free search site for
open source code which gives access to over 2.4 billion lines of code,
written in 33 languages.
The code search technology initiative plans on expanding the current open
source code already available at Koders.com, releasing both Enterprise and
Free Edition... (more)
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In anticipation of more mainstream adoption of fourth generation of cellular
wireless (4G) , Funambol is collaborating with 4G mobile broadband provider
,Clearwire on an open source mobile device management solution.
While it provides increased wireless broadband capacity for more users as
compared to 2G and 3G standards, 4G has to deal with tremendous amounts of
data that have to be managed without affecting performance. Funambol’s
solution,consists of both mobile client and server software that renders ... (more)