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Mats Lindoff, chief technology officer of Sony Ericsson, said the Symbian platform will be released under the Eclipse Public License. "Moving the code to open source will engage the broader community to participate in future development and innovations," he said. "If you are an enthusiast [or] developer [the tools and the licensing] will be absolutely free. To develop an application on the platform, you do not need to be a member [of the Symbian Foundation]."