Building an Open Source Eco-System for Mobile Tool Developers

Paul Beusterien (Symbian Foundation)
Location: D139/140
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Value of open source tools for mobile developers

  • For Developer
    • Provide common development environment for fragmented device market
    • Standard – often same or similar tools for desktop or web
    • Can contribute/fix
  • For Device Provider
    • Shared Investment
    • Can innovate on tooling instead of reinventing
    • Can leverage years of features and stability from popular tools

What are the tools

  • GNU compilers and debuggers, QEMU
  • WebKit, html5, Eclipse
  • New tools/standards to help developers write once and deploy everywhere
    • phonegap
    • Titanium Appcelerator
    • Bondi

Case study of transforming Symbian code base to open source

  • Technical challenges
  • Legal/licensing challenges
  • Cultural challenges
  • Success stories

Paul Beusterien

Symbian Foundation

Paul Beusterien is the head of the Symbian Development Tools group responsible for the tools strategy and implementation working with open source communities. Paul has 21 years of system software development and management experience working on compilers, debuggers, IDEs and real-time operating systems. Before joining the Symbian Foundation, Paul spent 13 years at Wind River Systems.

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