[maemo-developers] How to destroy your community

From: Jeremiah Foster jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com
Date: Thu Jan 21 11:10:13 EET 2010
I thought I would post a snippet from the Endgadget review that represents the view of the users of Nokia's products. This is something that Nokia bears in mind, even if we at maemo.org don't always, we tend to be self-selecting geeks.

"After having dug in, we're seeing glimmers of brilliance here that give us hope. Maemo 5 isn't the polished, consumer-friendly, all-encompassing solution that Palm, Google, and Apple are all selling today, but it's fairly evident that Nokia has built itself a stable, extensible platform that can reach those levels with a little tender loving care. The company's commitment to open source and the Maemo development community is commendable -- it's something that should absolutely continue -- but going forward, we'd love to see what kinds of magical things could happen if it took development to 100 percent feature completion internally with a full round of usability testing before handing it off to the eager geeks in the field. The mere thought sends shivers down our spine."

The important point here is that users want _less_ developer control and _more_ Nokia control. 

Any smart company listens to their users and Nokia is no exception.


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