[maemo-community] Good bye!

From: Jed jedi.theone at gmail.com
Date: Tue Jun 26 07:43:12 EEST 2012

On 26/06/12 2:25 PM, misterc wrote:
> can't help noticing that a couple weeks ago you applied for a N9 from
> the CA...
> 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] <[hidden email] </user/SendEmail.jtp?type=node&node=7580208&i=0>>
> 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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