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

From: Samer Azmy samer.azmy at gmail.com
Date: Sun Jun 15 20:38:11 EEST 2008
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On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 8:29 PM, Jean-Christian de Rivaz <jc at eclis.ch>

> David Dyer-Bennet a écrit :
> > Mark wrote:
> >> On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 3:36 PM, Theodore Tso <tytso at mit.edu> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>  Do you really think it is OBVIOUS that it is
> >>> always cheaper to make your own and never to buy from another
> >>> company's product?
> >>>
> >> Because it *is* obvious. The fundamental assumption is that the given
> >> company has the size and resources to manufacture chips. Give that
> >> capability, yes, it is *always* cheaper for them to manufacture their
> >> own.
> >>
> >
> > Wow; this demonstrates ignorance of a depth I had not believed existed
> > in the universe.  I'm impressed.
> >
> > Let's go through the reasons why it's terribly expensive to manufacture
> > custom-designed chips in relatively small quantities:
> What you say is absolutely right. But it seem that Nokia is actually the
> number one on this planet regarding the mobile phone market, so there
> are probably not talking about small quantity...
> In a more macroscopic view, I can't understand why Nokia buy a software
> company like Trolltech to get a technology and still rely on externals
> chip manufacturers for there very really central technology of almost
> all there business.
> If Nokia manage to get enough control of a chip maker, like there did
> for Symbian for example, there can open enough the needed interfaces to
> let there OSS strategy grow.
> My personally think that maybe the solution is a chip that have two
> parts. One part is a on the edge proprietary wireless processing (BT,
> 3G, WiFi, etc..). The other part is a OSS well supported general
> processing. The parts must communicate via a well documented interface
> of course. The split between the two parts can be different, I just give
> a big picture. The main point is that the proprietary part must not
> depend on any Open Source software, and this last one must see only well
> documented interfaces to do all the programmers reasonably wants to do.
> Best Regards,
> --
> Jean-Christian de Rivaz
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