Nokia, a company that has long been working with Symbian and utilized their operating system in most of Nokia’s handsets, have come forward to confirm that the Finnish cell phone manufacturing company has decided to remove online distributions of Symbian, which would actually effectively end Symbian’s status as an open-source platform. While it actually republished the code this month, this code is available only under a closed-source license, and hence cannot be used legally for whatever purpose you have in mind, unless there is a commercial deal attached to it. The code was only online so that Japanese phone manufacturers who still rely on Symbian are able to help out existing platform partners. Folks who want the open-source version of Symbian can look for it on an unofficial code dump page, but bear in mind that the code you will get is a shadow of itself, before when the Symbian Foundation took down the open-source version.
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