[maemo-users] Nokia: Linux Needs to Learn Business

From: Aniello Del Sorbo anidel at gmail.com
Date: Fri Jun 13 19:59:21 EEST 2008
This has been caught by a slashdotter too and the comments we're on
the very same tone.

I think that what Ari wanted too say is that Nokia and the industry in
general is not YET ready to work the way the open source community
wants them to.
This is understandable. Their point is to make money and they were
just doing this.
Recently, we, the open source community, showed them that there is
some business in our words.
And you know, industry has been always as slow in reacting to this
matter as fast in reacting to money.

I read his wording this way: "we want to listen and we are listening
and actually even doing steps towards those open source rules. But the
community asks too much and too fast.
We listen and act. You do the same."

It's fair.


On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 6:49 PM, tanguyr <tanguyr at gmail.com> wrote:
> source:
> http://www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/content/jun2008/gb20080612_288518.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index_global+business
> the killer quote:
>> Jaaksi admitted that concepts like these [DRM, intellectual property
>> rights, SIM locks and subsidised business models]"go against the open-source
>> philosophy", but said they were necessary components of the current mobile
>> industry. "Why do we need closed vehicles? We do," he said. "Some of these
>> things harm the industry but they're here [as things stand]. These are
>> touchy, emotional issues but this dialogue is very much needed. As an
>> industry, we plan to use open-source technologies but we are not yet ready
>> to play by the rules; but this needs to work the other way round too."
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