Will GTK be used in Openmoko?
arthur.marsh at internode.on.net
Thu May 29 15:53:53 CEST 2008
Steven Kurylo wrote, on 20/05/08 10:44:
> On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 6:03 PM, Rod Whitby <rod at whitby.id.au> wrote:
>> Marco Trevisan (Treviño) wrote:
>>> Well, I much appreciate your work and your openness with community,
>>> unfortunately I can't say the same about Openmoko in this occasion since
>>> this should be an Open company and so I'd have appreciated it more if the
>>> decision would have been debated before with developers and active part of
>>> community (= people writing code) in public lists.
>> I guess the question is whether Openmoko Inc. ever promised that the
>> contents of the rootfs for the phone that they sell will be determined by
>> some sort of community consensus.
>> If I remember correctly, they only promised to provide an open software
>> platform upon which *you* can create your own personalised rootfs. By
>> including both toolkits, they have not changed anything you experience with
>> respect to this promise.
> And you'd end up arguing about the colour of the bike shed none stop.
> Some decisions openmoko just needs make to deliver us a phone.
For those who didn't pick the reference, the "executive bicycle shed" is
a project listed in the book "Parkinson's Law" that takes forever
while more important issues are decided immediately without forming
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