[maemo-community] we are maemo

From: Tim Samoff tim at samoff.com
Date: Mon Sep 21 16:09:19 EEST 2009
Awesome, Gary... You should record a video of you reading this and post 
it to the ourMaemo channel on YouTube! :)


gary liquid wrote:
> Hi,
> Nokia is gearing up towards releasing the greatly anticipated N900
> device which allows each and every one of us to use and create our dream
> apps in!
> They have listened to the community and it has sourced the best
> components it can to produce what I say is an outstanding piece of
> technological magic.
> Our heritage is strong, this device follows from the n800 and n810 and
> the good, solid, strong applications we created there will continue to
> be beacons in the night.
> Those same applications appear to work well on the new device and give
> us a solid path towards the future.
> With the new device comes new capabilities, features and interfaces and
> methods of interacting we have not had before.
> I am confident new apps will emerge which will make use of each and
> every component and people will find ever inventive tools and hacks to
> make this device shine!
> We have already started on this path, there is a great amount of
> interest in using the accelerometer, from things like Jaffas' Attitude
> to Sampo playing with shake2control and even my own onedotzero and
> liqbase apps.  I am impressed by the stability and sensitivity of the
> hardware in all conditions.
> The Nokia Push N900 initiative has shown some of the capabilities of
> sending text messages and controlling the environment with radio waves.
> We have an amazing camera on the device - another missing link from the
> previous devices, very warmly recieved and in full use every day!
> Next month, we have the second maemo summit in Amsterdam - bigger than
> last year but with the same agenda: to bring us together and connect us.
> I look forward to the connections and collaborations we will make there
> and hope we each fulfill our dreams.
> The hardware is powerful, the operating system is slick, the community
> is strong.
> A chorus of voices.
> We are maemo.
> Gary Birkett (Maemo Council candidate)
> Open source
> Open heart
> Open future
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