Thinking deeply about

Friedrich Clausen fred at
Tue Mar 17 11:13:18 CET 2009

On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 2:11 AM, David Reyes Samblas Martinez
<david at> wrote:
> Dear colleges distributors,
> Due Risto and Aapo initiative about programing contest, and the post
> of Risto about "Pay for your Open Source software!" in his blog makes
> me  realize than people like me with not enough time/skills to drive a
> moderate/high complex software  project to success, can  collaborate
> in more than just test or spread this will help
> to boost any idea you have in mind and give a opportunity to earn some
> money to people that have this time/skills you not have,  but It's
> even greater than this , and this is the main reason I wrote this
> message, we can JOIN efforts easily .

This is a great initiative and I have an idea for a feature - perhaps
PIM in SHR can be a Cofundos project? SHR seems quite promising but my
only reservation is that I can't easily import my contacts, for
example by sending it via bluetooth. See -

Shall we make SHR PIM enhancements a project on Cofundos?



> We are about 25 distributors around the world with different sizes and
> points of view but surely we have a lot of coincidences on what
> software we want to be able to offer to our costumers in the Neo, and
> surely  we receive from costumers the same kind of inputs about what
> they want. Surelly most of you, like me, doesn't have enough resources
> to hire a developer or to move enough community critical mass to
> fulfill  some of this needs alone... I don't know what you feel about
> this but for me is a very frustrating situation.
> But now the great news, we don't have to stay alone in that situation
> :), initiative like cofundos can help us to share does needs and if
> enough resources are joined and I'm not just talking about money, each
> of us reach  developers dificult or imposible to reach by the others
> for example, some of those needs can be successfully achieved.
> To preach with examples I have started one of those projects myself
> Voip on Neo Freerunner, but I'm not talking about fix Linphone to work
> or port  ekiga, I'm talking about VoIP be supported in the core of the
> distributions, using FSO and integrate it on Paroli to be as easy to
> use like an standard gsm call, and the hole system can react to their
> events through dbus... pretty, isn't it? ;) . Who will not pay a
> couple of euros to have in his store a free phone able to do that...
> doing that :)
> Here is the link to the project
> This is only an example, I ear about VoIP very often, and I know there
> will be users even companies interested if they can switch from GSM to
> wifi VoIP whatever an acces point is accesible for example.
> Well sure you get the point :) now let me address to my ...
> Dear Developers.
> Don't be shy :) if you have the knowledge/time to provide a solution
> that fulfill requirements just tell us to know if we can afford it or
> not, the proposed example is
> not a one day job i think will be quite amount of work, so I invite
> development companies or groups to make offers too, taking in count
> the solution has to be Free software and able to go upstream.
> Also I invite all developers with a project in mind or even already
> started but pending to finish/improve by lack of founds, may be you
> find people interested in invest part of that money
> Dear colleges users ,
> There are only about 25 distributors but we are are about thousands
> users, our support to those initiative we like is vital for them and
> now we can have the opportunity to request features with more than
> complains :) even an euro to demonstrate interest about a project or
> feature requested will help to make it real quicker than waiting for
> it and you will have the satisfaction to being part of the solution
> instead of only an spectator.
> Well... enough words for one post...
> I will be glad to receive your comments
> Regards
> --
> David Reyes Samblas Martinez
> Open ultraportable & embedded solutions
> Openmoko, Openpandora, GP2X the Wiz, Letux 400, Arduino
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