Fernando Martins fernando at
Sun Apr 5 19:06:27 CEST 2009

David Reyes Samblas Martinez wrote:
> only add that replies are quite unfair to a any free project whatever
> it succeed or not.
> 2009/4/5 David Reyes Samblas Martinez <david at>:
>> Yes very sad wrong titular "No More OpenMoko Phone " and very
>> discorageus comentaries :(
Listen, it's just one of those slashdot posts based on half-truths. 
Lamenting it does not help. Just address the truths in there and take 
the best out of it. Even bad publicity can be good. Make it play in your 
favor. This slashdot article could be a good opportunity to:

1) identify plain truths, plain falsities, half-truths/lies. Distinguish 
between technical (FR) and organisational issues (OM/community). This 
can be done by the community using a wiki page.

2) Acknowledge the negative organisational facts (I guess already done 
by OM). Fix it by:

a) providing reassurance by building on the achievements and positive 

b) providing an action plan dealing with organisational AND marketing 

c) ask the community for feedback on the plan (being done?) and even ask 
for help with organisational and market aspects (the open project 
doesn't have to stop at the software aspects).

3) Provide a plan to address the technical aspects involving the 
community (being done?). Typically everyone wants to work on their own 
itches, but maybe there is room for a bit more coordination, e.g. by 
using cofundos to focus on specific areas that could help OM deliver the 
promises of an open and implicitly working phone.


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