Community update, January 2, 2008

Michael Shiloh michael at
Thu Jan 10 21:34:23 CET 2008

Hi Joseph,

If we knew the date with 100% certainty I would certainly share it with you.

As we have seen there is no standard meaning to the word "quarter" either.

I'll go back to months. That's still somewhat Western-centric but 
perhaps sufficiently accepted that it should not cause trouble.


Joseph Reeves wrote:
> Talk of quarters might be more helpful (and standard within the
> business world), but a date would be even better!
> Joseph (waiting with anticipation)
> On 10/01/2008, Steven ** <montgoss+openmokocommunity at> wrote:
>> It's an excellent description because they don't want to be specific!
>> Push it more and I could see them just saying "It'll be out in 2008".
>> -Steven
>> On Jan 9, 2008 6:51 PM, Rod Whitby <rod at> wrote:
>>> Jeff Bailes wrote:
>>>>> FreeRunner is due for release at the end of Spring, but which Spring
>>>>> is this? East Asia? US? Europe?
>>>>       I have to say, spring is a bad description of when FreeRunner will be
>>>> released, though from my knowledge East Asia, the US and Europe all have spring
>>>> at the same time +- 24 hours.  I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be spring in the
>>>> southern hemisphere since that's still ten and a half months away.
>>> Amen.  Using seasons for describing milestones (a common US behaviour)
>>> or even worse using holidays (e.g. we'll release that by Thanksgiving),
>>> is always the *wrong* thing to do.
>>> -- Rod (who is south of the equator, and also on a half-hour timezone)
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