Windows Phone is officially exiting support on the 10th December 2019, with devices running the OS no longer receiving any security updates or fixes.

This is, of course, ignoring the fact that no significant new devices have been released since 2015 and that the Store will soon stop functioning.

I suspect it is the last item which led to today’s news. Many old Windows Phone developers have decided to open source their applications.

Given that many Windows Phone apps are UWP apps and share APIs with desktop Windows, the act is not a completely meaningless gesture, and hopefully, a new generation of developers may find something to scavenge from the pioneers bearing the Windows Phone arrows.