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Wednesday, 21 September 2011 11:16

Samsung to open source Bada

Written by Nick Farell


Maybe someone will use it
Samsung is to open source its mobile software platform Bada in a bid to kick-start growth in the operating system.

The hardware maker is hoping to reduce its reliance on Google Android after the search engine outfit bought rival Motorola. According to the Wall Street Journal Samsung "is planning to make Bada software an open source platform next year." The big idea is that if the software was open sourced, like Android, then developers would rush to support it and Samsung would not have to do much at all.

Of course they might just ignore it too, which is also a risk. So far, Samsung has not shown much enthusiasm for the product. If open sourcing it marks a change in this policy then it is possible that developers will support it. However there are huge hurdles to jump over before a new operating system could match Android.

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0 #1 Exodite 2011-09-21 11:23
Did Samsung explicitly declare that this was due to wanting to distance themselves from Android is that just another round of FUD?

The original article is subscription-based so it's hard to tell.
 
 
0 #2 Peter Ong 2011-09-21 12:54
There're few types of open source license. Some like Linux releases full src codes & enable modification, some only only let you use for free. Samsung's not doing charity, its intention is clearly commercial.
 
 
-5 #3 Warrior24_7 2011-09-21 12:56
Hmmmm... Let's see here. They're being sued by Apple for IP theft, they're trying to distance themselves from Google because they purchased their rival Motorola, but they're trying to counter sue Apple using Motorola's patents! This company is starting to sould like the DOO DOO machine! :D
 

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