[maemo-community] Good bye!

From: misterc claudebucher at gmail.com
Date: Tue Jun 26 07:25:59 EEST 2012
can't help noticing that a couple weeks ago you applied for a N9 from the
would winning one have changed your opinion on the "no future" idea?

On 26 June 2012 04:07, Michael Cronenworth [via maemo community mailing
lists] <ml-node+s2589537n7580205h28 at n2.nabble.com> wrote:

> Seeing Maemo as an opportunity to have a full, Linux experience to take
> with me on the go was exciting. Several years of active community
> members and developers gave proof that that excitement was real.
> Unfortunately all of that excitement had been extinguished once the
> hardware hit a brick wall. This e-mail seems like a belated good-bye
> seeing that no real activity in Maemo has happened in over a year. I
> refer Maemo as both 5 and 6(MeeGo).
> The last great stand, a.k.a. "Community Awards", was nothing more than a
> front to give away hardware mostly to friends. This embodies the Maemo
> community (perhaps Debian from where it was derived) as I saw it as a
> self-centered, self-righteous body. The proof lies in the empty mailing
> lists (which only became active when a free prize was dangled from a
> stick), the lack of members running for council, the absence of news on
> Linux/mobile sites, and the absence of change to the software ecosphere.
> I do not discount the work done with the CSSU or kernel, but this work
> can only go so far with the hardware they run on and with the limited
> resources (2-3 people?) at hand. The purpose of this email is to not,
> hypocritically, belittle others, but to wish them well on finding new
> projects with a larger chance of success.
> It is time for me to move on and wrap up this rant that will disappear
> into the Internet Ocean of bits forever. I had fun while it lasted. I
> engaged with new people and expanded my horizons a bit (never used dpkg
> until Maemo). I hope another company considers a Linux phone in the
> future, but I might have better luck wishing to see the tooth fairy.
> Sincerely,
> Michael
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