[maemo-community] maemo-community Digest, Vol 67, Issue 9

From: twilight312 at gmail.com twilight312 at gmail.com
Date: Mon Apr 16 16:20:03 EEST 2012
On nie 15 kwi 2012 12:14:18 CEST, Graham Cobb <g+770 at cobb.uk.net> wrote:

> On Sunday 15 April 2012 03:22:46 Piotr Jawidzyk wrote:
> > I also admit, that due to recent momentum in collaboration and
> > cooperation, separating isn't a need *now*. Which doesn't mean, that
> > it isn't held as backup solution - if only for situations, where lack
> > of cooperation may not being directly Nokia's fault (financial
> > problems/bankruptcy, being bought-off etc).
> I don't reallly understand what you may be proposing here, but if it
> will   involve violating Nokia's licences (e.g. distributing their
> proprietary   software **without** permission) then it is probably best
> not discussed in any   open forum or mailing list!   Certainly not here. 
> Nor is it, in my opinion,   necessary to have such a discussion yet.
> I am much more interested in a discussion with Quim about getting
> permission   (a permanent licence of some form) for whatever we need to
> do to keep the   devices and community going if/when Nokia decide not to
> support us financially   any more.   This is more urgent because, with the
> best will in the world,   Nokia's current financial situation may cause
> them to have to take some   unpleasant decisions sooner than they
> expected.
> Graham

Calm down, it is exactly what I mean. Also, please, don't imply, that I'm talking about violating any license - I'm just talking about same thing as You - it would be best to have such permission as a backup solution for situations, where Nokia can't provide support despite willing to.

Without this - in case of any "emergency change of plans" we're back to *legally* share N900 software's ("Nokia's repos") backups between N*** users. I say again - legally - cause we have right to, as people who already bought devices and/or updated it's software to latest content. In such case, way of doing it doesn't matter (sending CD's is as good as p2p transfer) as long as it's backup between people legally right to use them.

Nevertheless, it would be most uncomfortable situation, with manually resolving dependencies - hell for end users (cause we wouldn't be allowed to host something like repo - only backups. I think everyone want to avoid such situation, thus I don't see conflict point.

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