can't help noticing that a couple weeks ago you applied for a N9 from the CA...<br>would winning one have changed your opinion on the "no future" idea?<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On 26 June 2012 04:07, Michael Cronenworth [via maemo community mailing lists] <span dir="ltr"><<a href="/user/SendEmail.jtp?type=node&node=7580208&i=0" target="_top" rel="nofollow" link="external">[hidden email]</a>></span> wrote:<br>
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Seeing Maemo as an opportunity to have a full, Linux experience to take
<br>with me on the go was exciting. Several years of active community
<br>members and developers gave proof that that excitement was real.
<br>Unfortunately all of that excitement had been extinguished once the
<br>hardware hit a brick wall. This e-mail seems like a belated good-bye
<br>seeing that no real activity in Maemo has happened in over a year. I
<br>refer Maemo as both 5 and 6(MeeGo).
<br><br>The last great stand, a.k.a. "Community Awards", was nothing more than a
<br>front to give away hardware mostly to friends. This embodies the Maemo
<br>community (perhaps Debian from where it was derived) as I saw it as a
<br>self-centered, self-righteous body. The proof lies in the empty mailing
<br>lists (which only became active when a free prize was dangled from a
<br>stick), the lack of members running for council, the absence of news on
<br>Linux/mobile sites, and the absence of change to the software ecosphere.
<br>I do not discount the work done with the CSSU or kernel, but this work
<br>can only go so far with the hardware they run on and with the limited
<br>resources (2-3 people?) at hand. The purpose of this email is to not,
<br>hypocritically, belittle others, but to wish them well on finding new
<br>projects with a larger chance of success.
<br><br>It is time for me to move on and wrap up this rant that will disappear
<br>into the Internet Ocean of bits forever. I had fun while it lasted. I
<br>engaged with new people and expanded my horizons a bit (never used dpkg
<br>until Maemo). I hope another company considers a Linux phone in the
<br>future, but I might have better luck wishing to see the tooth fairy.
<br>maemo-community mailing list
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