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

From: Denis Dimick dgdimick at gmail.com
Date: Fri Jun 13 20:25:36 EEST 2008
With the Android shipping next year, I wonder what effect it will have on
the debate?

Since Apple announced it's SDK, I have noticed a large drop in the number of
applications being developed, as well as updates being published. I think
this is an indicator that the market, or a subset of the market, wants an
open model and is growing tired of not truly "owning" their phones.

One other thing I have noticed, I've only had my n810 for 4 days now, and
owned a iPhone since November, is the development community working on Nokia
products is much more mature, ready to exploit future hardware releases,
understands Open Source, and not afraid to have their ideas and products
modified or enhanced.

The market will change, and that change, just as with Linux, will be driven
by the consumer.


On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 10:59 AM, Aniello Del Sorbo <anidel at gmail.com>

> 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.
> --
> Aniello
> 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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