Nokia Open Source
Nokia supports a range of Open Source activities in research centers and development groups around the world. Projects, documentation and resources are hosted in the most appropriate ecosystem for fostering and growing each project. Some are hosted and managed by Nokia directly, while for many others Nokia is simply a contributor.
The first section lists the Core Projects which are currently receiving Nokia Investment. The remaining sections list other projects of interest to Nokia and the Nokia Developer community, and archived projects that were formerly of interest.
Nokia uses WebKit in its platform browsers, and it is also the base of Qt WebKit.
This list is contains open source projects that are of interest to Nokia or the Nokia Developer community. Note that the list is not limited to projects that are officially supported or sponsored by Nokia. In many cases the support is provided by Nokia employees within their work hours, or in their own time.
- Qt Creator - a cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE) tailored to the needs of Qt and Qt Quick developers
- Qt sources - clone the repositories of Qt and many Qt-related software such as Qt Creator, Qt mobility, etc
- Testability Driver - a testing tool for Qt applications, enables test automation on any platform that runs Qt, open sourced by Nokia
- QtQuickPlayground - set of sample applications using Qt Quick by Nokia Developer
- Cartoon Reader - sample application using Qt WebKit, i.e. use HTML5 and CSS3 in a Qt application
- KDE – free and open source software for mobile and desktop platforms.
- PySide – LGPL-licensed Python bindings for the Qt cross-platform application and UI framework.
- MeeGo/Maemo - Linux based open source platform used by Nokia in MeeGo Harmattan Nokia N9 mobile device - founder
- gst-openmax - a GStreamer plug-in that allows communication with OpenMAX IL components - maintaner
- gst-dsp - enables GST to take advantage of DSP algorithms for the OMAP 3 platform used in a number of devices like beagleboard and N900 - maintainer
- Telepathy - a flexible, modular communications framework that enables real-time communication via pluggable protocol backends
- PulseAudio - a sound system for POSIX OSes
- GStreamer - a library for constructing graphs of media-handling components. The applications it supports range from simple Ogg/Vorbis playback, audio/video streaming to complex audio (mixing) and video (non-linear editing) processing.
- WebKit Nokia is an active contributor of the WebKit project. Nokia has contributed to the core engine and also released the following packages:
- Nokia mobile Web templates - templates to create mobile Web pages that work well on most mobile devices
- WordPress Mobile Pack - Nokia helped the development of a mobile theme
- Nokia mobile theme for Drupal - Nokia created a theme that works with different mobile plugins for Drupal
- S40WebKit - WebKit implementation for Series 40 devices
- Sofia-SIP (is an opensource SIP User-Agent library, compliant with the IETF RFC3261 specification).
- Nokia Data Gathering offering organizations a fast, accurate and cost effective way to collect data using mobile phones.
- Xfolite is a light-weight but fully featured XForms client for the J2ME platform.
- Disco is a distributed computing framework based on the MapReduce paradigm. Disco is open-source; developed to solve real problems in handling massive amounts of data.
The following projects have received significant Nokia interest or investment in the past, but are currently either no longer active or no longer being supported as open source projects.
- Symbian - Symbian was the first platform specifically developed for smartphones.
- Mobile Web Server - a Symbian port of Apache httpd and connectivity solution that gives a mobile phone a global URL
- PAMP - Personal Apache MySQL PHP
- Internet Radio for S60 - an implementation of HTTP Internet Radio streaming for S60
- PySymbian - a port of the Python language to Symbian