Openmoko chronology

David Samblas david at
Mon Nov 10 11:09:12 CET 2008

El lun, 10-11-2008 a las 10:39 +0100, Minh Ha Duong escribió:
> Hi,
>  I think openmoko-the-project was founded not by FIC but by a core team 
> comprising a handfull of german devs (Sean, I guess Harald, and others but 
> the "The original core team" page was deleted from the wiki on Sep. 2, 2008). 
> You could try to contact one of them for a 10mn phone interview.
That's why I put the draft of the chrono, to fix any mistake ;) , until
new order I will omit any FIC refrence
> If I may suggest an angle for your story, beyond listing software releases 
> (btw I would not count Qi in yet), what I find most fascinating is how a 
> small player can live and prosper in the middle of well entrenched giants. 
> They/we are heading straight towards Apple and Microsoft marketspace, on the 
> shoulders of FIC, with Nokia and Swisscom pushing to help, and Google playing 
> the game with a hidden hand too.
Well this crono y for presentation very introductory oriented, to make
the propoject known to also GNU/Linux public, you orientation is more
for a market/business oportunity one, and maybe is a little to preach to
already converted ;)
But yes this part of Openmoko story is pretty interesting and must be
telled. I will try to work on this later.
>   Otherwise don't miss the "Dash Express" deal:
> my guess is that was a key early success to the company.
Ok I will add it.
>   I also expect the significance of the Koolu deal to be clearer before the 
> end of the year (they must be NDAed to the ears), so if you have a 'future' 
> section in your talk, don't forget them.
I like the "NDAed to the ears" expresion :)
> Minh
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