[Announce] Intel and Nokia announce open source telephony project (oFono)

max csy0013 at googlemail.com
Tue May 12 07:04:45 CEST 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 10:09 AM, max <csy0013 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 8:25 AM, Lorn Potter <lpotter at trolltech.com> wrote:
>> max wrote:
>>> On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 6:37 AM, Lorn Potter <lpotter at trolltech.com> wrote:
>>>> Levy wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 20:08, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer
>>>>> <mickey at vanille-media.de> wrote:
>>>>>> Yeah,
>>>>>> that's pretty sad. They should have picked FSO or even Pyneo or at least
>>>>>> something that is already in development for quite a while. This way it looks
>>>>>> like NIH syndrome.
>>>>> Someone is trying to make they use Pyneo on #ofone channel right now.
>>>> I seriously doubt Nokia would ever have python on a Symbian device, especially on S40.
>>> Actually, Nokia is quite pro-Python. Check out these links for more info.
>>> http://opensource.nokia.com/projects/pythonfors60/
>>> http://wiki.opensource.nokia.com/projects/PyS60_extensions
>> Let me rephrase that then. I doubt Nokia will ever ship python on a Symbian device.
>> Just because someone started an open source project within Nokia, doesn't mean it will ship in a
>> product.

Actually, the S60 All-in-one SDKs seems to support Python development
(officially). So I don't feel Py60 should be seen just as another open
source project started by someone within Nokia.

(Source: http://www.forum.nokia.com/info/sw.nokia.com/id/ec866fab-4b76-49f6-b5a5-af0631419e9c/S60_All_in_One_SDKs.html)

Coming back to the topic, personally, I feel the FSO interface should
have been adopted. D-Bus based APIs? OFono seems to be an alternate
standard to what FSO already established. While choice is good when it
comes to implementations, too much "choice" in interfaces/standards,
fragments the community, and much productivity is lost in duplicating

- Ajith Hussain,
Senior Software Engineer, Devices R&D, Nokia

More information about the community mailing list