For those who missed the news, Symbian – the most popular mobile platform of all time – is now open source (thanks Nokia & the Symbian Foundation!). What that will mean in reality over the long term is hard to figure, but one way to find out is to attend the first Symbian Kernel Community Kick-Off on July 8, about two weeks from now, at ARM’s headquarters in Cambridge (that’s UK, not Boston, sorry US folks).

If you ever wanted to rub shoulders with Symbianites, this is your chance, along with drinks afterward at Robin Hood & Little John, sponsored by Accenture. I wish I were in the area to attend, so someone please go in my stead.