[maemo-users] Nokia: Linux Needs to Learn Business

From: tanguyr tanguyr at gmail.com
Date: Fri Jun 13 21:15:37 EEST 2008
I'm with you: i put a grand and a half of nokia products in my pocket every
day (n95 8gb + n810 + bluetooth gps, headset, headphones, etc) and nokia can
kiss me and my gadget budget goodbye unless i get what i want: a phone that
behaves like my laptop, on which i can install any app i want (open or
closed source, free or commericial), for which i can write real first class
apps (not python scripts) which i can distribute to thers without having to
jump through stupid "signing" hoops. I'm not a hippy: i'm willing to PAY for
this, and i'm sick and tired of marketroids telling me why i can't have it
(the carriers won't allow it. the manufacturers won't allow it. it's for
your own good, just bend over and spread 'em). The n810 had me fooled - i
dreamed of a world where nokia realized the futility of fighting the iPhone
by slapping a layer of touch-screen lipstick on the symbian pig.

Guess that pig's more of a cash cow than i thought.

On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 7:47 PM, mathew <meta at pobox.com> wrote:

> Aniello Del Sorbo wrote:
> > I think that what Ari wanted too say is that Nokia and the industry in
> > general is not YET ready to work the way the open source community
> > wants them to.
> >
> Well, goodbye then Nokia. We'll all switch to OpenMoko or Android.
> > I read his wording this way: "we want to listen and we are listening
> > and actually even doing steps towards those open source rules. But the
> > community asks too much and too fast.
> > We listen and act. You do the same."
> >
> I don't buy DRM-crippled media and won't buy a phone I can't unlock and
> do what I want with. If that means I never buy another Nokia phone, so
> be it.
> I loved my Nokia back in the 90s, but the company really lost its way,
> producing a succession of really lousy "fashion" phone designs that were
> totally impractical, and failing to realize that quad band and Bluetooth
> were de rigeur for a business phone. I thought the N series showed that
> they had gotten a clue, but this stupid comment--by their VP of open
> source, no less--really has me wondering.
> mathew
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