KaiOS source code?

Hi Nokia phones community team!

KaiOS source code?

madbilly madbilly
Super User  / 

Hi Nokia phones community team!


I've seen the great work your team is doing on making the kernel source code available for your smartphones. As you may know, the 8110 runs KaiOS, which is derived from the open source Mozilla Firefox OS. This means that as well as the source code the linux kernel and a few other GPL/LGPL libraries which should be included, your source code release for the 8110 4G should also include the code for other parts of KaiOS like the Gecko rendering engine which is licenced under the Mozilla Public Licence (MPL).


I mention this because I note that you're really starting to respond to community feedback on these things now and I wouldn't like to see you trip up on a silly issue like this.


Keep up the good work!


Cheers :)

Comments

  • abbas abbas
    ✭✭✭  /  edited July 2018

    KaiOS Technologies told me if something's to do with the OS and updates then they are the one to refer to, if it's the hardware, Nokia is your man and if it's the app (downloadable or yet to be developed)  then one needs to contact the specific company that develops that app.

  • madbilly madbilly
    Super User  / 

    That's interesting, it's different from what they told me, which is basically what's in their FAQ: https://support.kaiostech.com/support/solutions/articles/35000078432-can-i-access-the-source-code-

  • abbas abbas
    ✭✭✭  / 

    Well, my query to them was how to tell someone when they have a problem with their handphone, whether it was specifically related to the OS and not.

  • vincent vega vincent vega
    ✭✭  /  edited December 2019

    So there is no source as usual?


    You can have KaiOS and Android sources that run in a simulator but every time a vendor adapts it to ton on actual hardware they 'forget' to release the sources of the version they ship.

  • madbilly madbilly
    Super User  /  edited January 7

    Hi @vincent vega,

    Well HMD have released the source code for the linux kernel etc of most of their devices: https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_int/opensource

    However not the KaiOS ones. I suggest that you contact support directly on this topic - I asked them to update the sources for the Nokia 8 and they did so.

    Let us know what happens.

    Cheers 🙂

    PS - you can always ask the Mozilla legal team to step in and demand that HMD release the source code, because it for Gecko it is actually copyright to Mozilla, not KaiOS.

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