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

Lorn Potter lpotter at trolltech.com
Tue May 12 10:54:58 CEST 2009

On 12/05/2009, at 3:04 PM, max wrote:

> 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
> stuff.

Except we all know that python is not the direction Nokia is currently  

Quite possibly OFono was started development before FSO. and besides,  
OFono doesn't use python.

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