Symbian Foundation Websites Go Dark on 17th December
Symbian Foundation to release website content on DVD?
After it was announced that the Symbian Foundation would
transition from the role of non-profit organisation, and become
a legal entity focused on software licensing and intellectual
property, it has been revealed that the Symbian Foundation websites
will shut down on 17th December. Source repositories
will cease to be available and the Symbian Foundation will no
longer host the source or the kits. However, according to the
announcement, the team are working to ensure “most of the content”
will continue to be accessible in some form, for example a DVD or
USB which Symbian fans will request from the Symbian Foundation.
Please note that this content will not be distributable before 31st
January 2011, and a charge may be required for the media and
shipping. Some of the user-submitted content databases will also be
available upon request, again, by contacting the Foundation. The
news that the Symbian Foundation is effectively closing its doors,
didn’t come as a major surprise to the community, with some
believing the open sourcing effort was doomed
from the start.