Community update, January 2, 2008
iknowjoseph at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 12:34:24 CET 2008
Going back to your previous email first:
>Fortunately we have a watchful community to catch our mistakes as
quickly as possible! Please continue to let me know if we make such
mistakes in the future.
Please understand that I wasn't trying to suggest any mistakes had
been made, I was just after a little clarification. Really I was
hoping that you'd give us some secret extra details ;-)
Your goal of keeping the project running on non
region/religion/cultural time lines is a laudable one, but I'm so
eagerly looking forward to the FreeRunner release that I wanted to
My employer is looking to eventually purchase a couple of hundred
FreeRunners, and we're all itching to buy a smaller batch for test
purposes. We're not so interested in all the features, and aren't
worried if we're not going to be buying a consumer ready phone
platform; we want to build a tool, and the FreeRunner looks like the
best base for it.
Having said that, I need to write a paper for an upcoming conference
during which I'll be making just that point.
All the best,
On 10/01/2008, Michael Shiloh <michael at openmoko.org> wrote:
> 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 gmail.com> 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 whitby.id.au> 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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