Forum? (Was Re: Neo Sound and USB Questions)

Tilman Baumann tilman at
Wed Aug 22 16:28:00 CEST 2007

Harald Welte wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 21, 2007 at 11:19:57AM +0200, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>> Harald,
>> please calm down. I know from your blog how upset you are from setting
>> up the new office location, networks and servers during Taifun time.
> in fact that was the most fun part.
>> But just one question to answer for yourself: do you want to have
>> community involvement or not?
> I am from the community ;)  And not in my 10+ years of FOSS community
> development have I seen any project that had problems with properly
> using mailinglists.  
> Forums are for people who don't understand the technology of properly
> dealing with e-mails.   Of what use is something that's only available
> online?  Of no use at all.  Try keeping a local copy of a forum on your
> laptop.  Why should openmoko be any different?
> We will most likely have a forum for _end users_ at a time where we want
> to address end users.  But not for developers, sorry.
>> Now as your network appears to work again, please focus on solving kernel, 
>> uboot, etc. issues that we as the "dumb users" can't solve ourselves.
>> I am for example still fighting the issue with short and long rootfs
>> flashing and NAND erasing, that leaves an inoperable OpenMoko device 
> If you consider yourself a "dumb user", then you probably are not the
> kind of developer crowd  that we are addressing at this moment :(

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