Nokia's Open Source


Maybe Nokia S60 users are all over this, but I wasn't aware of it until Kelly Flanagan pointed it out to me: Nokia has a small collection of open source projects online. This one, for example, looked pretty interesting: a Symbian port of Apache httpd and connectivity solution that gives a mobile phone a global URL. Of, how about a port of Python for the S60.

Phones have suffered from being too much about what the cellular company puts on them and not enough about what users put on them. Of course, the cellular companies do this to create walled gardens and charge people lots of money for things--like ringtones.

It's nice to see this Nokia site because it's a baby step toward Nokia creating general purpose platforms that can benefit from wider participation by a community of developers.