Take a look at these stupid people...

Brian bneil at rochester.rr.com
Wed Apr 3 04:21:49 CEST 2013

On Wed, 3 Apr 2013 10:16:20 +0800
Paul Wise <pabs3 at bonedaddy.net> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 8:04 AM, Sebastian Reinhardt wrote:
> > They said: "There is no fair smartphone on market, so we have to
> > invent it"
> >
> > Nothing about GTA04 or OpenMoko! Stupid people! A new example for
> > bad journalism...
> It probably isn't a good idea to start calling potential allies
> "stupid", especially on twitter and thus on their website.
> If you read their website, they are less about software freedom and
> more about not contributing to civil war, genocide, environmental
> destruction etc by buying minerals from warlords mined using
> slavery-like conditions with zero consideration for the environment.
> http://www.fairphone.com/about/
> http://www.fairphone.com/faq/#q1
> http://www.fairphone.com/faq/#q6
> To me, the OpenMoko community seemed to be by geeks, for geeks. That
> the Fairphone folks haven't heard about OpenMoko/OpenPhoenux says more
> about the publicity and outreach done by our community than about the
> Fairphone people. Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think OpenMoko
> Inc scrutinized (or had the resources to) their supply chain for
> conflict minerals, poor working conditions or environmental
> destruction either. Not sure about Goldelico, it would be interesting
> to hear about this.
> There is a potential partnership here, I'd encourage Goldelico to make
> some connections.
> > "FairPhone" on arte (here I have seen it first):
> >
> > http://wp.arte.tv/yourope-de/?p=8490
> Could someone do an English transcription of that?

Well Said Paul.


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