It turned out to become an nexpected message – in its official blog Nokia announced that the source code of the Symbian operating system will be open only for a narrow circle of people, among which is a small community supporting the platform.
“We provide the source code to the specified partners to develop the platform, but we do not offer Symbian as an open source project code. Thus, Nokia Symbian License – this is just an alternative form of licenses, providing additional access to the process of Symbian developing for the partners, working with Nokia in this sphere “- informs Nokia.
Interesting to notify that this statement was made in a few days after Nokia had renewed free access to the Symbian code. The website of the Finnish manufacturer has provided full documentation and a set of accompanying tools. Now open-source operating system can be found only in the early copied files by some enthusiasts on sourceforge.net. Some other Symbian Foundation projects can also be found in the archives of Google Code.