[maemo-users] N800 user unhappy with OS2008 upgrade -- are there others?

From: Mike Lococo mikelococo at gmail.com
Date: Fri Feb 29 00:18:19 EET 2008
>> I honestly don't understand how people can still conscience themselves 
>> trotting out the "Nokia doesn't get open code" argument after Microb and 
>> Modest.  They are the two premiere apps for the platform and Nokia is 
>> doing exactly what you suggest in opening them up.
> Because it's a crappy little news reader and people are unhappy with it.
> It's been said here more than once.  Let the community fix it, that's
> what "getting it" means.  Releasing something as open source that was
> open source in the first place, doesn't count. Microb and Modest which
> use webkit/gecko/etc and Tinymail, were open source right from the get
> go.

On the contrary, working with existing code and contributing upstream 
whenever possible are very much key indicators of "getting it".  And in 
terms of resource allocation, it takes a lot of work to build an 
existing application-framework into a usable application on a new 
platform.  Many folks are benefiting from Nokia's work in that direction 
already, and I happen to feel that they're being very shrewd about where 
they focus they're energy.

I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on this one, with the note that 
I could certainly get behind Nokia devoting *more* resources to the 
tablet team so they can take on more projects at once.  A team that 
takes a product from CNET's worst tech list [1] to Amazon's top seller 
list [2] in a year needs to get whatever they're asking for in terms of 
hires and money.

Mike Lococo


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