[maemo-users] Projects Nokia should support (yours?)

From: lakestevensdental lakestevensdental at verizon.net
Date: Thu Oct 23 21:26:32 EEST 2008
  If Nokia is really serious about being a larger player, they ought to 
aggressively develop and license the Maemo tablet OS to other 
manufacturers so that it has an opportunity to become a dominant player 
in the this growing market niche instead of just another somewhat 
self-limiting (soon to be abandoned) proprietary sand castle.

  Perhaps the OS might be set up as an independent entity to manage 
aggressive development and spread of the platform.  Stockholders would 
get a break in licensing fees dependent upon their status with Nokia 
currently the 100% stocker owner.  If PadsRUs has a tablet device that 
needs an OS, they could buy X licenses for $Y, or buy stock in the OS 
and buy X licenses for less that $Y, related to their stock investment 
in the project.

  As it is, with other tablets, like Archos, coming out with their own 
OS/Linux variants, it seems the market is going in the direction of 
being more and more fractured with lots of reinventing of the same OS 
wheels over and over.  The market would probably benefit having some 
central organization to manage and develop the OS so that hardware folks 
could focus more on developing cost effective powerful hardware rather 
than both hardware and OS/software. 

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