Ain't it funny..

roguemoko at roguemoko at
Wed May 13 01:59:22 CEST 2009

On 12/05/2009 8:42 PM, David Garabana Barro wrote:
> You're right on this one too. I bought it knowing it was not still an usabe
> phone, and I didn't care about it

Neither did I :)

I'm a big believer in putting one's self into other peoples shoes. Open 
source, and the bigger picture, freedom of speech, involves many people 
of varied backgrounds with many varied ranges of opinion. There are 
people within these ... er hmmm ... communities, who value their own 
stance above others, which impedes advancement and resolution of 
existing issues.

My situation was/is the same as yours. I only support Dale because I'm 
willing to see his perspective and I believe he made valid attempts to 
assist with making the FR a usable phone, despite the fact he should not 
have had to.

Just because some people on here preach for open source, doesn't make 
them right, no matter how much they respond negatively to Dale, who mind 
you, has not targeted them directly. This is a 'product' with a 
'business model' after all.

Once this immaturity passes, I'm really hoping that minimally Openmoko 
has been, or will be the start of something big. I believe this is just 
a passing phase and people need to lighten up and realise that all 
opinions are valid. If they're not inline with yours just stfu and let 
the relevant people involved deal with it. Constructive criticism and 
contribution is always good but if your intention is to try and shut the 
other person down, well, that's called inflammation and it only prolongs 
the pain. I've witnessed this especially in Dales case.


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