[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] community

From: Paulo Pires pjpires at gmail.com
Date: Thu Aug 31 00:21:53 EEST 2006
Well you cannot compare things like an open-source OS (Linux) and its
bundled tools as a distro (Ubuntu)  to something like Nokia 770 (hardware
device). Now if we're talking about comparing the way Ubuntu works to how
IT200xOS works, that's another thing.. ;-)

-Paulo Pires

On 8/30/06, vern <vern at riseup.net> wrote:
> Paulo Pires wrote:
> > Ola,
> >
> > Ubuntu took time to get where it is and it was heavily funded as it is
> > today.
> Ola,
> Mmm..I don' t think funding has much to do with it. It has to do with
> approach. Ubuntu sees the distribution model  from a different
> perspective,completely the opposite from normal business practices ->
> Invest heavily (I am not just talking money) in the community side with
> the plan on making it an economic asset later. This has generated the
> sort of publicity I imagine Nokia would love  and it seems to be working
> out financially too  (IBM DB2, Sun  SPARC  support and so on).
> This is a good read on Ubuntu's Community strategy:
> http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/47
> > Ok, things are not as OPEN as some of us expected but I see a lot of
> > good will and a great effort in order to get things alive and kicking.
> >
> lots of great OSS developers coming onboard too...for sure there is good
> effort and goodwill so we need to ask why it sometimes feels like
> pulling teeth getting things done
> > One thing is for sure, for costumers Nokia 770 will have a longer and
> > heathier life than usual internet tablets/PDAs cause it's a great tool
> > which is getting richer as the time goes by. For OSS hackers, that's
> > another story which only time will solve.. but with good
> > opinions/suggestions/critics, and not flame wars, right? ;-)
> you said it ;)
> []'s
> Ian
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