With Symbian coming back under the full control of Nokia, the following Symbian websites are expected to shut down from 17th December 2010.
- www.symbian.org, www.symbian.org/cn, www.symbian.org/jp
- developer.symbian.org, developer.symbian.org/cn, developer.symbian.org/jp
- blog.symbian.org, blogcn.symbian.org, blogjp.symbian.org
Everything is still available (see symbian.org) so if you have to download platform source codes they are available now. Afterwards, Symbian says, “We are working hard to make sure that most of the content accessible through web services” though they will NOT be hosting this source.
Former Nokia and Symbian employee Julien Fourgeaud on Symbian becoming “closed source”:
“I have to say that this is a bit of a surprise.
Symbian as an open platform still makes sense and I can’t believe that there is anyone in the industry who hasn’t come forward to offer hosting the code and the documentation.
Even if the code/doc doesn’t live, it still has a chance to be used by the community and get back on its feet, maybe in a different manner?”
Should Symbian.org and related websites stay open? Shame about ideas.symbian.org also shutting down. I hope Nokia pool those resources somewhere as it’s a good place to see ideas for Symbian.
Note, we do have mynokiablog.com/symbian-features-wishlist where you could submit ideas/bugs too. I’m getting through updating the post (there were more than I’d anticipated) and will have to recategorize as some suggestions may form a new group.