[maemo-users] Any news on N9 release?

From: Nils Faerber nils.faerber at kernelconcepts.de
Date: Fri Jul 1 17:53:18 EEST 2011
Am 23.06.2011 06:37, schrieb Francisco Diaz Trepat - gmail:
> I could not agree more, this phrase is getting old, but I find Paul
> describes my thoughts exactly (actually in a more precise and with a
> witty style)
> LOL @ clear intentions
> Could it be possible to mass collect money from meamo core community
> and ask some Chinese factory to build us devices on which maemo could
> be installed?

Well - as always also this medal has two sides.

While I would clearly support such an effort (like OpenPandora but to
make a phone ;) I would raise a concern about porting Maemo - to get a
similar user experience as it can be found on the N900 there are still
some closed source components that would need to be freed before it can
be ported.

But I see that there is a lot of frustration now in the Maemo community
and also within other open source mobile hackers (the latter are already
frustrated for much longer).

I am 100% convinced that once a significant amount of money would be
available to buy a significant number of devices a manufacturer or
design house could be found which would open the design - effectively
one would buy the design.
But I would guess that the number of devices would have to be in the
realm of almost 100k which we will most likely not reach.

For the time being we can support the GTA04 effort:

> I promise half my Lottery money as soon as I win. :-)
> Although some Go Language community fellow once told me Lottery is a
> tax on people who don't understands Statistics nor Math. I'll prove
> him wrong though.... >_>

I think relying on Nokia is a dead end - we can not expect anything from
them anymore (with which I do not mean the people inside Nokia! They are
probably even more frustrated than we are.).

For me speaking though the N9 is tempting and I would really very much
like to play with it I will quite definitely not buy, mostly for pure
political reasons, I do not want to support Nokia any more (which I
really do not lightheartedly. I had the highest respect for Nokia but
their recent business moves are 100% against my belief and the only
possibility for me as consumer to raise a voice against a big business
is by not buying their products).

> f(t)

> On 6/22/11, Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+maemo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 2:22 PM, Ville M. Vainio <vivainio at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 5:23 PM, Paul Hartman
>>> <paul.hartman+maemo at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> But all reports are that N950 is not going to be sold, so as far as we
>>>> (maemo-users) are concerned, it doesn't exist.
>>> Well, developers with app projects have a shot at acquiring one.
>> Hopefully some of them will end up on eBay or Craigslist (wink wink)
>> so the other 99.9% of us who are not public mobile app developers can
>> have a chance, too. :)
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