Mahindra Satyam has joined the Symbian Foundation which, together with its ecosystem, is creating an open mobile software platform. The platform is based on Symbian OS and software including the S60 and MOAP(S) user interfaces are provided by Nokia, NTT DoCoMo and Sony Ericsson.
Portions of the source code are already being moved to open source, under the Eclipse Public License. By mid-2010, this process will be completed, according to a statement issued by Mahindra Satyam.
“The Symbian Foundation welcomes Mahindra Satyam into the community,” said Shaun Puckrin, head of community support for Symbian. “Our services members ensure that companies with great ideas for the Symbian community can reach their full potential – on time and within budget. By understanding and engaging with the Symbian platform, Mahindra Satyam will contribute to a growing, evolving mobile value chain.”
As a member of the Symbian Foundation, Mahindra Satyam gains right to license the Symbian Foundation platform, royalty free and without source code fees, participate in the governance of the foundation and take part in joint marketing and branding campaigns.
The Symbian Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation whose mission is to enable an open ecosystem that collaborates to create the most complete and richest user experiences for mobile devices.