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

From: Steve Brown braino420 at gmail.com
Date: Fri Jun 13 23:28:09 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.
> >

Matthew wrote:
> Well, goodbye then Nokia. We'll all switch to OpenMoko or Android.
No joke; I don't want my phone to be like a car, I hate cars. It's kind of
sad that Jaaksi feels he needs to teach open source developers something,
instead of learn from them. First off: we don't want to be taught about
Nokia's business rules, that's between Nokia and their partners. We/I want
to buy, and work on open devices. It's really as simple as that. And you
know, it's fine if Nokia doesn't want to take the risk of being one of the
first, but it just makes me sad to see how misinformed Jaaksi is to think he
can reason us out of what we want and how he doesn't see the potential of
what open source can bring Nokia (and he's the head of open-source
operations!!). Now he just wants to get and not give, but I can understand
that, it just seems to be the viewpoint of someone who doesn't know alot
about how this open source thingy works, that's all. Maybe Nokia should have
someone in that position who understands F/OSS...

I'm just glad that, in the meantime, I'm going to have open alternatives.
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