10-10-2012 10:20 AM
Hello, first I'd like to congratulate RIM for their advances in BBOS7 and BB10. I am really happy with these.
But I am a GNU/Linux user, and I don't have an official "BlackBerry Desktop Software" for my Desktop OS. And I found this weird since developing tools from RIM are available for GNU/Linux.
So, here's a thought: Since RIM is trying to gain more users, why not go OpenSource?
The OpenSource Community is not at all happy with Android since it depends fully on Google and not on the community. Nokia fired Symbian and MeeGo makers, so now they are on their own at Jolla Mobile, with no money and no customers, but with great ideas and the support of the community.
Since RIM adquired QNX (another great Canadian OpenSource company), it would be nice to continue with their practice.
What do you think?
10-14-2012 09:16 PM
I am also a Linux user and an open-source fanatic.
But, here's my problem with open sourcing BB, one of the main selling points of BB hardware and software is its security. And if they were to open the source code, it may scare away some corporations under the false assumption that just because the code base is open, it imposes a security risk upon their organizations.
So, that is why I am against the idea.
10-15-2012 12:29 AM
We do not open source the core of QNX but many layers above that are fullly open source. We also open source frameworks and many samples
An overview of our Open Source activities is at http://blackberry.github.com. Some useful shorthands include a list of the repositories at http://blackberry.github.com/repos and a list of our samples at http://blackberry.github.com/samples. Also see http://OpenBBNews.wordpress.com and, of course, http://DevBlog.BlackBerry.com
12-05-2012 10:41 AM
02-06-2013 02:30 PM
I have a Blackberry Curve 9360 and it has been hacked severely. I am looking for someone to fix it and do it legally to uphold within the laws of North Carolina. I require documentation and everything to do with when a cell phone has been hacked. Can you assist me or have knowledge of some that can?
Thank you in advance.
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02-06-2013 02:47 PM