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____/ Homer on Friday 22 Jul 2011 12:44 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee that High Plains Thumper spake thusly:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> The last time I checked (last month), Elop is Microsoft's 8th biggest
>>> private shareholder, so he is doing a fine job (for the Elops, not
>>> Another lesson about the danger of Microsoft entryism. Yahoo, Corel,
>>> Novell, ASUS, Palm...
>> We will officially discontinue Blogs, Photos and Guestbook in Yahoo! Pulse
>> Close [...]
>> We will be turning Yahoo! Pulse Blogs, Photos and Guestbook into read-only
>> in phases starting as of May 15, 2011. [/quote]
>> I also noticed that since going to Bing, Yahoo's purchased AltaVista isn't
>> what it used to be.
> Follow this interesting progression...
> 4th of February, 2010:
> Symbian Goes Fully Open Source Today!
> The transition process is over and the whole source code behind more
> than a ten-year old Symbian OS is 100% open source and is expected to be
> offered for free through Symbian developer page starting today.
> 21st of September, 2010:
> Stephen Elop (born 31 December 1963) is the chief executive officer of
> Nokia Corporation. A Canadian citizen, Elop is the first non-Finn to be
> named CEO of Nokia. He replaced Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo in this position on
> September 21, 2010.
> Before starting at Nokia, Elop worked for Microsoft from January 2008 to
> September 2010 as the head of the Business Division, responsible for the
> Microsoft Office line of products, and as a member of the company's
> senior leadership team.
> 11th of February, 2011:
> Nokia and Microsoft announce 'partnership'
> Mobile phone company Nokia has announced a strategic partnership with
> Telecoms analyst Lee Simpson explains the company's smart phone change
> of tactics.
> 11th of April, 2011:
> Nokia is transitioning Symbian away from the open source software model
> and will distribute it under more restrictive terms going forward. The
> source code is still available for download, but it's only available to
> approved persons and it's under a new license that pretty obviously
> doesn't match the open source criteria.
> Groklaw used a blog post to give Nokia a much-deserved beating for
> characterizing the code availability as "open," prompting the handset
> maker to issue an official clarification. Nokia says that Symbian is no
> longer open source, just "open for business." The definition of "open"
> in the mobile space is apparently completely different than it is
> everywhere else in the software industry.
> Under new management, Nokia no longer intends to maintain Symbian as an
> open source project.
> This is a perfect example of why misusing the word "Open" in the context
> of Free Software is dangerous. Apparently "Open" can mean "closed" ...
> to some people.
You skipped the bit about the mole also burying MeeGo for the most part.
The Linux Foundation depended mostly on Nokia for this.
~~ Best of wishes
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