R: Openness (was RE: Concern for usability and ergonomics)

Peter A Trotter peter.trotter at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 15:31:11 CEST 2007

On 13/06/07, Michele Manzato <michele.manzato at verona.miz.it> wrote:
> John Seghers Wrote:
> > Jonathon Suggs wrote
> > > There will always be complainers, that is just life...ignore them.
> >
> > It is, indeed, the complainers that I was commenting on. The one
> > that I quoted was complaining that stuff was being hidden from us
> > because FIC is working on new specs and hasn't shared them yet.
> Alright, here's the complainer. You know, complaints make projects grow
> (or
> fail) as much as compliments do. Both are useful, or needed. By the way
> I'm
> happy to read that you know what FIC is at. I don't.
> Indeed there's something going on in the backstage and we are
> intentionally
> keep out of it. I'm not saying that FIC hasn't the right to do so, they
> are
> a commercial company so their first targets must be market and sales. But
> this policy is going to impact the software part of it, which is meant to
> be
> open and to which we'd like to contribute to. Some months ago Sean
> suggested
> a few more fancy Openmoko-based devices. Well, fine, but how will this
> affect the evolution of the OpenMoko software stack? Are we really likely
> to
> make sensible suggestions (or sensible discussions) if we don't know the
> big
> picture? Sean is promising more focus and resources, but on which targets?
> That are the problems.
> I'm really looking forward to the next month and the coming back of the
> Openmoko leader. Until then, we're just a bunch of friends fancying around
> a
> wannabe phone.

Nicely put.


--- sorry about pm...

> Michele
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