Nokia to grant FTP access to Symbian Foundation files

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Nokia has just announced that interested parties can now make requests (by email) for FTP logins for its hosted Symbian Foundation content. This information includes: source code of the current Symbian platform, documentation, and PDK's. This has been announced via the new Symbian blog (hosted by Nokia) at The blog post also reports that Nokia is working to make more available via the Symbian website. It also encourages Symbian developers to look at its sister site Forum Nokia for information about current development frameworks, C++ and Qt.

Taken directly from its post:

We have had many requests for access to the FTP provided by Symbian Foundation. This FTP allows access to current Platform source code that was hosted by the Symbian Foundation as well as PDKs, documentation, etc.

Please note that we cannot provide login details for this FTP. To obtain a login, you must send a request to

We are still working hard behind the scenes to make available material on this site and more details will be updated here in the near future.

If you are looking for application developer documentation and kits, then take a look at the Symbian resources over at our sister site Forum Nokia. And while you are there why not discover and learn about developing applications for Qt, Nokia’s application development environment of choice.

This is part if the initiative, previously announced by the Symbian Foundation, to provide access the Symbian platform code while Nokia takes steps to prepare for future access and licensing.

David Gilson for All About Symbian, 12th January 2011