The end of Symbian.org - Home of the Symbian Foundation
17 December 2010 by Olav Hellesø-Knutsen
Today is the last day for the web site Symbian.org and its sister sites. Grab the source code while you can.
Nokia acquired Symbian in 2008 and established the Symbian Foundation making the operating system open source and royalty free.
This is the official statement from Symbian Foundation:
The affected web sites are
The reason for the closure is that Symbian Foundation board 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
Nokia emphasis that the end of the Foundation NOT is the end of Symbian. Symbian is still the first choice of OS for Nokia.