Probably few people have noticed that Symbian, the operating system that powers nearly half the world's smart phones (compared with the iPhone's 1.1% market share), is opening up its platform and going open source.

In this 5-minute video, Anatolie Papas of the Symbian Foundation talks about recent changes at Symbian, the value of open source, and the large number of software developers globally writing code for Symbian-powered mobile devices.

The interview was conducted at the Traveling Geeks' Tweetup in London on July 5, 2009, with a Flip Ultra.

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