[maemo-developers] No more 770 bug activity?

From: Neil Jerram neil at ossau.uklinux.net
Date: Tue Apr 17 00:10:20 EEST 2007
Acadia Secure Networks <acadiasecurenets at aol.com> writes:

> Marius,
> re: your comment
>         Nokia currently stands in the middle between open and closed.  I imagine
>         it is frustrating to both sides.
> Is the reason that Nokia has some portions of the software as closed source,
> because the suppliers of those components,or the underlying hardware
> components,  are requiring Nokia to keep such software closed soruce?
> Or, on the other hand, is Nokia trying to protect its own software IP by having
> some of the software closed source?
> I would be surprised if it were the latter because [...]

Just as a matter of fact: a Nokia employee has recently stated on
this list that the osso-ic component is closed source for no other
reason than that closed source is the default at Nokia (even when
developing for the Maemo platform, apparently).

It was explicitly asked whether any IP was involved, and the answer
was no.

(Unless I misunderstood, of course...)


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