Symbian a step closer to open source

Staff writer
28 Oct 2009

The Symbian Foundation has released the platform microkernel (EKA2) and supporting development kit under the Eclipse Public License (EPL), seen as a significant milestone in the plan to move the entire Symbian platform into open source.

The kernel release is nine months ahead of schedule and “reflects the positive momentum behind Symbian’s ambitious platform migration plan,” which began with the release of a security code under EPL.

Of a total 134 platform packages, 16 have been released into open source since the code was first made available on the Symbian Foundation servers in April 2009.

To enable the community to fully use the open source kernel, Symbian is providing a complete development kit, free of charge.

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