Monthly Archives: January 2009


Open source — free lunch? – Cambridge 25/02/09

The Cambridge Wireless Software SIG aims to explore the world of mobile open source software development and challenge the arising issues from this debate.

Start date/time :  25th February 2009 13.30hrs
End date/time : 25th February 2009 18.00hrs
Venue : Symbian, 3 Ely Road, Milton, Cambridge

This half-day event is kindly hosted at Symbian’s Cambridge office and is championed by Mark Dalgarno of Software Acumen and Peter Hazlett of Symbian.

With open source platforms such as Limo and Android consistently gaining ground in the mobile operating system space, and the announcement that Symbian is going open source in the near future, there is rapidly growing interest in professional open source software development in the mobile arena.

February’s Software SIG aims to explore the world of mobile open source software development and challenge some of the current thinking:

  • the benefits, and disadvantages of professional open source development
  • open source business models
  • proprietary vs open source
  • patents & licensing
  • managing an open source development community

For further information please visit: http://www.cambridgewireless.co.uk/events/article/default.aspx?objid=36076