[maemo-users] gpe contacts import

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Sat Apr 26 01:42:48 EEST 2008
On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 6:55 AM, Eero Tamminen <eero.tamminen at nokia.com> wrote:
>  I might note here a bit about the purposes of different communication
>  medias around internet tablets and maemo as I've understood them.
>  * maemo-developers: forum to discuss the *open source*
>    maemo-platform development
>  * maemo-users: forum for developers to discuss how to use
>    the maemo-platform (i.e. application developers)
>  * Forum Nokia: commercial developer support
>  * ITT forum: end user stuff

I submit that this is counter-intuitive at best, and misnaming at its
worst. If "maemo-users" is for application developers, it should be
named "maemo-app-developers" or "maemo-application-dev" or something
similar. Using the word "users" implies that it is for users, not

"Forums" are painful for end users. They're fine as an archive for
searches on old issues, but to get timely help on a new issue they are
almost as bad as bugzilla.

This is further proof of a very decided bias for developers and
against end users. That attitude is a very poor business model. It's
why Openmoko will probably never get off the ground with a consumer
product, and ultimately will die an ugly death.


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