[openmoko-announce] Openmoko on Design

steve steve at openmoko.com
Tue Jul 29 20:31:28 CEST 2008


   you seem very passionate about your concerns. If you are going to linux
world I'd be happy to meet and discuss things.
   Or if you can make a list of specific problems I can try to explain or
address your concerns. 

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:community-bounces at lists.openmoko.org] On Behalf Of Jay Vaughan
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 7:53 AM
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Subject: Re: [openmoko-announce] Openmoko on Design

> I am no one to tell to you how to use your time, but I personally 
> thing that continuing to use your time to repeat how many stupid 
> things Openmoko do, and complaining how many fanboy there are, is not 
> the best way to help this project. Then do you what do you think is 
> better!

I don't think rabid fanboix'ism is going to help the situation.  There
*are* negatives to whats going on with OpenMoko; perhaps you don't see them
because you haven't been attempting to write applications for the platform,
as I have for a year now.

Certainly, unless there is pressure to address the faults in current
strategy which are making it /so/ /very/ /hard/ for 3rd-party developers to
ramp up to productivity in promoting, and using, the OpenMoko platform, then
it won't happen.  OpenMoko *need* to know that there is dissatisfaction in
the ranks with the way they are dealing with these issues - I'm only one of
about 15 people who have shared the same views as me, and I'm vocal about it
because *I care*; sycophants and dilettantes are not going to make it easy
for them to see they are turning developers away, and making it difficult to
get behind the platform in a big way.

I do believe we can build a great product with OpenMoko.  I just want to
make sure that the OM community realises that there are issues at hand which
*must* be addressed if we want to make it as big as we all desire.
Certainly the current fractious nature of the distribution,  
the feature regression and creeping bugs are not making it easier.   
Something must change.

> All this in my personal opinion!

Thanks for sharing it in a manner we are all entitled, since this is an Open
project.  And thank you to all those people who have shared their opinions
with me privately.  If any of you wish to continue to voice an opinion about
"Jay Vaughan" and how much time he is wasting, please feel free to do so -
privately, off-list.

Jay Vaughan

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