[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Maemo roadmap, SDK improvements...

From: Komal Shah komal.shah802003 at gmail.com
Date: Tue Feb 6 14:18:44 EET 2007
On 2/6/07, quim.gil at nokia.com <quim.gil at nokia.com> wrote:
> Hi Sean, respect.
> >I think on part of the challenge is the perception versus the
> >intention.
> This is a very good point. We can improve clarifying our intentions and
> communicating them.
> One problem here is the novelty of the process in many senses: we are
> sharing a project and a context that is moving and evolving fast. This
> is part of the fun that makes all of us enjoy and share work and
> discussion. But it's not easy to find always a consistent and suitable
> combination of factors involving open source community dynamics,
> corporate software development, hardware design and manufacturing, third
> party developers, business results, gift economy, market competitors,
> knowledge sharing, NDAs, GPLs, EUSAs, APIs... and a lot of different
> stakeholders with a wide range of interests.

There is a scope of improvement here. For example, lets assume that
Nokia is working on 3rd generation of IT, based on next TI OMAP _or_
any other platform of choice. As per the project hw cycle, it won't
come directly built as prototype to work on, it will have phase in
which there will be bare custom board, with serial port debug board,
few leds and JTAG connector to facilliate debugging. Here Nokia can
provide this custom boards to early system developers (including
kernel people of their choice and app. guys) to start working based on
their interest. I am sure they are (including me) ready to sign NDA
for that purpose. I hope you know that similar model was used in case
of OLPC.

---Komal Shah

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