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Do we really need to name every single member of the Foundation in this article? By the way, the list's already outdated, since there was an influx of new members recently, and LG decided to leave. VMlemon (talk) 20:05, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

Members 2010[edit]

Is the list of device-members updated recently? On http://www.symbian.org/devices (official website), if you select 2010, there are only devices from Nokia, Sharp and Fujitsu. Yosh3000 (talk) 12:40, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

closure[edit]

"The Nokia-backed consortium fighting off Android and the iPhone is facing closure. Hit by a major member defection this month, the Symbian Foundation has asked its new executive director to close operations because it has insufficient funding to continue." - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/22/symbian_wound_down/ (22 oct 2010)


"Following a strategy review, the board of the Symbian Foundation has today decided to transition the role of the non-profit organisation. The foundation will become a legal entity responsible for licensing software and other intellectual property, such as the Symbian trademark. Nokia has committed to make the future development of the Symbian platform available to the ecosystem via an alternative direct and open model" - http://www.symbian.org/news-and-media/2010/11/08/symbian-foundation-transition-licensing-operation (08 Nov 2010)


"Recently, we announced that the Symbian Foundation will be transitioning to a licensing body. In practise this will mean a reduction in the day-to-day operations of the Foundation by the end of the year. As a result, we expect our websites will be shutting down on 17th December." - http://developer.symbian.org/wiki/Symbian_Foundation_web_sites_to_shut_down


"Nokia is taking over the governance of Symbian, leaving the non-profit Foundation as a vestigial organisation in name only." "The Register understands the Foundation, even in its diminished form, may not live on much past April 2011." "With key supporters such as Samsung and Sony Ericsson declining to use the OS or back the Foundation financially this year, it had little else to do." - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/08/nokia_grabs_symbian/ (08 Nov 2010)

That's it I suppose. Yosh3000 (talk) 00:16, 27 November 2010 (UTC)