RIM: Don’t Open Source BlackBerry OS

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http://www.thevarguy.com – As RIM’s business implodes, some pundits want the smartphone company to open source BlackBerry OS. The move, some pundits say, will attract developers to RIM’s mobile operating system and save the smartphone company from its death spiral. The VAR Guy says hogwash. And here’s why. You know the basic facts. Research In Motion’s stock (RIMM) is trading at its lowest point since 2003. The executive team has suffered massive turnover. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trends tied to Apple iOS and Google Android smartphones and tablets are destroying RIM’s business. Now, pun (IT news)