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

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Fri Jun 13 22:01:51 EEST 2008
Nokia has the resources to develop its own chips, which it could
easily keep open. That would solve the problems for everybody (meaning
consumers, developers and Nokia). But they're not doing it out of fear
of backlash from the closed community. Heaven help the company that
sticks its neck out and breaks the industry wide open for *real*

That goes double for FIC and Openmoko.


On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 12:24 PM, Aniello Del Sorbo <anidel at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ari reply:
> <http://jaaksi.blogspot.com/>
> --
> Aniello
> On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 8:15 PM, tanguyr <tanguyr at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm with you: i put a grand and a half of nokia products in my pocket every
>> day (n95 8gb + n810 + bluetooth gps, headset, headphones, etc) and nokia can
>> kiss me and my gadget budget goodbye unless i get what i want: a phone that
>> behaves like my laptop, on which i can install any app i want (open or
>> closed source, free or commericial), for which i can write real first class
>> apps (not python scripts) which i can distribute to thers without having to
>> jump through stupid "signing" hoops. I'm not a hippy: i'm willing to PAY for
>> this, and i'm sick and tired of marketroids telling me why i can't have it
>> (the carriers won't allow it. the manufacturers won't allow it. it's for
>> your own good, just bend over and spread 'em). The n810 had me fooled - i
>> dreamed of a world where nokia realized the futility of fighting the iPhone
>> by slapping a layer of touch-screen lipstick on the symbian pig.
>> Guess that pig's more of a cash cow than i thought.
>> On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 7:47 PM, mathew <meta at pobox.com> wrote:
>>> 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.
>>> mathew
> --
> anidel

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