OT: Nokia expects open source developers to accept things like DRM, commercial IP rights, and SIM locks.

Andy Powell 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
>    stand]."

Thanks for posting this. It has just highlighted how Nokia really still just 
don't get it. 


Andy / ScaredyCat

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