I was a bit ho-hum about the news that Nokia is buying the rest of Symbian, the operating system used on their N-Series handsets. I'm a big fan of the OS, I find it intuitive & efficient & like the way applications interact with each other seamlessly (for example if you hit save on an SMS containing a song it automatically gets placed in your music folder). However, initially this news was just a case of meet-the-new-boss syndrome.
Now we learn that Nokia plan to release the application as Open Source partly due to pressure from both Windows Mobile, the iPhone & upstart Linux systems. None the less it's a great step in the right direction.