sean at openmoko.com
Wed Dec 2 21:17:31 CET 2009
David (and others)
Thanks a lot for sharing your concerns about this decision with me. I
had no idea it would be taken as anything but a good thing moving
I'm in the States now for an urgent business meeting so I will not
have much time to think about / organize this until the weekend, when
I return to Taiwan.
I will be in touch with you all directly and let's work something out
that meets both of our needs. I'm sure we can do this.
On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 2:32 AM, David Reyes Samblas Martinez
<david at tuxbrain.com> wrote:
> Really disappointing for us to , that Sean has decided to not maintain
> an "official" distributors list,
> This drain a little the interest on making business and be so
> participative on making the marketing stuff Openmoko Inc has decided
> not to do.
> I really believe in the project of a freephone, I really believe in of
> open hardware but I'm starting to not believe in Openmoko Inc.
> And Sean please not argue than FreeRunner responsibilities has been
> transfered to community because hardware are still sold by Openmoko
> Regards from a very sad distributor
> David Reyes Samblas Martinez
> Open ultraportable & embedded solutions
> Openmoko, Openpandora, Arduino
> Hey, watch out!!! There's a linux in your pocket!!!
> 2009/11/30 Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at computer.org>:
> > Am 30.11.2009 um 08:14 schrieb Christoph Pulster:
> >>> http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Distributors
> >> Being one of your resellers, I appreciate your effords.
> > Also being one of the resellers, I admit that I am not at all happy
> > with how this list is treated. What I really expect is that the
> > manufacturer who has a network of distributors takes care of listing
> > them properly. And not through an anonymous community.
> > Unfortunately Sean declined to continue responsibility. So they simply
> > linked to the wiki page. And only after insisting to at least inform
> > the community, he wrote this request to find a volunteer.
> > Translated into bold words it means: "We, Openmoko, have no interest
> > in organizing anything that helps that our products are being provided
> > to interested parties. And the community will solve our problems."
> >> The list of distributors badly needs an update. Not on the wiki, but
> >> in
> >> real life.
> >> I think it is confusing for the customer to see so many shops listed,
> >> which are obviously not seem to be active anymore. English shop
> >> Truebox
> >> and German Trisoft to mention just two (both still have a christmas
> >> 2008
> >> offer online...).
> > I think you just want less competition being visible - raising your
> > own visibility :)
> > We have an open market and everyone can display his own offer as good
> > as he likes.
> > And, (especially for the Freerunner) I believe in educated customers
> > who can compare themselves what the best and most up-to-date offer is.
> > And they can IMHO also convert and compare currencies.
> >> Besides, a lot of resellers quit selling Openmoko products, because
> >> they
> >> are unhappy how it worked out in the past. Swedish Openmoko.se shop
> >> and
> >> Spanish Blitz shop to mention just two.
> > It is the lack of sales organization of Openmoko which makes it
> > difficult for distributors to continue to work with them.
> > Nikolaus
> > http://www.handheld-linux.com
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