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

From: mathew meta at pobox.com
Date: Fri Jun 13 20:47:25 EEST 2008
Aniello Del Sorbo wrote:
> 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.
Well, goodbye then Nokia. We'll all switch to OpenMoko or Android.

> 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."

I don't buy DRM-crippled media and won't buy a phone I can't unlock and 
do what I want with. If that means I never buy another Nokia phone, so 
be it.

I loved my Nokia back in the 90s, but the company really lost its way, 
producing a succession of really lousy "fashion" phone designs that were 
totally impractical, and failing to realize that quad band and Bluetooth 
were de rigeur for a business phone. I thought the N series showed that 
they had gotten a clue, but this stupid comment--by their VP of open 
source, no less--really has me wondering.


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