OT: Nokia expects open source developers to accept things like DRM, commercial IP rights, and SIM locks.
openmoko at automated.it
Fri Jun 13 23:20:56 CEST 2008
On Friday 13 June 2008 19:47, Stroller wrote:
> Open-source developers targeting the mobile space need to learn
> business rules including digital rights management, Nokia's software
> chief has claimed.
> Speaking at the Handsets World conference in Berlin on Tuesday, Dr
> Ari Jaaksi told delegates that the open-source community needed to
> be 'educated' in the way the mobile industry currently works, because
> the industry has not yet moved beyond old business models.
> Jaaksi, Nokia's vice president of software and head of the Finnish
> handset manufacturer's open-source operations, said: "We want to
> educate open-source developers. There are certain business rules
> [developers] need to obey, such as DRM, IPR [intellectual property
> rights], SIM locks and subsidised business models."
> Jaaksi admitted that concepts like these "go against the open-source
> philosophy", but said they were necessary components of the current
> mobile industry. "Why do we need closed vehicles? We do," he said.
> "Some of these things harm the industry but they're here [as things
Thanks for posting this. It has just highlighted how Nokia really still just
don't get it.
Andy / ScaredyCat
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