There are no answer to this question. At all.
Posted Apr 12, 2011 7:41 UTC (Tue) by khim
In reply to: Nokia transitions Symbian source to non-open license (ars technica)
Parent article: Nokia transitions Symbian source to non-open license (ars technica)
The simplest explanation for Nokia's move is that the new management asked the question "what Nokia interest is served by giving all of this IP away for free?" It's not like there's an easy answer to that question, and whatever good answer there is won't be readily accepted by the new management.
There are no answer as explained here. Long-term open-sourcing reduces your costs because you employ work of others, but this takes literally years (this graph is great illustration). Symbian does not have years. One year, may be two. In this circumstances it makes absolutely no sense to continue it as open-source project.
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