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<font size="-1"><font face="Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">Sorry to
see you go, but sure the door can always swing both ways if you
decide to come back?<br>
<div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 26/06/2012 03:06, Michael
<blockquote cite="mid:4FE91921.email@example.com" type="cite">Seeing
Maemo as an opportunity to have a full, Linux experience to take
with me on the go was exciting. Several years of active community
members and developers gave proof that that excitement was real.
Unfortunately all of that excitement had been extinguished once
the hardware hit a brick wall. This e-mail seems like a belated
good-bye seeing that no real activity in Maemo has happened in
over a year. I refer Maemo as both 5 and 6(MeeGo).
The last great stand, a.k.a. "Community Awards", was nothing more
than a front to give away hardware mostly to friends. This
embodies the Maemo community (perhaps Debian from where it was
derived) as I saw it as a self-centered, self-righteous body. The
proof lies in the empty mailing lists (which only became active
when a free prize was dangled from a stick), the lack of members
running for council, the absence of news on Linux/mobile sites,
and the absence of change to the software ecosphere. I do not
discount the work done with the CSSU or kernel, but this work can
only go so far with the hardware they run on and with the limited
resources (2-3 people?) at hand. The purpose of this email is to
not, hypocritically, belittle others, but to wish them well on
finding new projects with a larger chance of success.
It is time for me to move on and wrap up this rant that will
disappear into the Internet Ocean of bits forever. I had fun while
it lasted. I engaged with new people and expanded my horizons a
bit (never used dpkg until Maemo). I hope another company
considers a Linux phone in the future, but I might have better
luck wishing to see the tooth fairy.
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