Do we have anybody out there actively involved with freeware and/or open source, either as "producer" or "consumer" that would like to share some views on how to improve the signing situation for S60 3.0 and later for freeware/open source?
Currently, if you are a private person or web-based open source community without access to VeriSign identification, you cannot get independent access to Symbian Signed - even if you were prepared to pay. Also some posters have commented that the delays in the current Symbian Freeware program are very long and thus not very attractive. Any input on what would constitue a good solution for these developers, assuming that we still want to operate within some reasonable confines of the current platforms security model?
For existing open source projects, seems that these distribute their apps unsigned and then users are expected to sign with their own developer certificate before installing on their device. I would suspect that this would somewhat limit the exposure that the applications get and certainly not work too well for final distribution. Once done with a release, what would be a good way to then distribute more widely?
If you put yourself into the role of a consumer of freeware/open source applications, what would you like to see in terms of access to and security levels of the applications you would like to install on your device?
Any comments appreciated.