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Symbian taps Red Hat for developer server

Open source all the way
Mon Mar 15 2010, 16:32

THE SYMBIAN FOUNDATION has turned to the open source outfit Red Hat as the basis for a new private, cloud-based developer website and server.

The open source developer site acts a repository for users to access code, wikis, developer training and support.

The Symbian Foundation's head of IT, Ian McDonald reckons that the two businesses have a lot in common and that working with the Linux developer "has been one of the many stepping stones toward achieving our goal of open sourcing the Symbian code base."

Symbian reckons that the Red Hat based server will be able to scale up easily, assumedly to handle the massive influx of developers who see the light and abandon fleeting upstarts like the Iphone and Android mobile operating systems.

The mobile phone software developer already uses Red Hat on most of its IBM servers. µ


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