This is something that should be of interest to PyS60 developers as well. Here's recent post by Mark Shackman in the newsgroup discussion.symbian.signed on publicnews.symbiandevnet.com:

Notwithstanding the discussion in the other part of this thread, you can
obtain a Developer Certificate for Freeware applications for any
capabilities.

The process is that you need to email CellMania (symbian @
staff.cellmania.com), copying to Symbian Signed (symbiansigned @
symbian.com) [remove spaces either side of the @], and specifying the
following:

- your name, email address and contact details (address, phone number)
- an overview of your application
- the IMEI number (one only) of the device you are using to test
- the full list of capabilities you require. For manufacturer-approved
capabilities, you need to briefly explain why these are required

We'll update the Freeware FAQ on www.symbiansigned.com with this information
in due course.

Mark
Symbian Developer Network