The general tone on this item of discussion is "This is what I want/need, therefore, that is the best solution (for everybody)". What I have not seen is any concession to gather information. What I have seen is a lot of data-free analysis.
<br><br>What I would like to see is some examination of the traffic and what sort of organization can be placed on it.<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 7/24/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Jonathon Suggs</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">
firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;"><a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>
wrote:<br>> Not arrogance or snobbery -- different view of reality.<br>><br>> At this point, openmoko *is* a development project. It's emphatically not<br>> for Joe and Jane -- it says so on the web site, where you order your phone.
<br>> There are disclaimers all over the place. It's not even for early adopters<br>> -- it's for hackers and developers. Explicitly.<br>><br>> It is devoutly to be hoped that someday there will be a need for a forum for
<br>> Joe and Jane. But as a real concern that's at *least* 6 months away. More<br>> realistically, it will be a year before there is a unit that will be robust<br>> enough for Joe and Jane.<br>Point well taken. However, we are starting to get some interest from
<br>people who fall into that middle ground category. They follow<br>technology (to an extent) but aren't willing/capable to actively<br>develop. So we are suggesting creating a forum to be able to answer<br>their basic questions...ones that they wouldn't register on a mailing
<br>list to ask.<br><br>Mailing lists are great tools for keeping the developers in touch, and<br>so we should not change that (nor has that even been suggested). We are<br>merely trying to establish another method to communicate with potential
<br>customers, even if they aren't going to be purchasing for 6-12 months.<br><br>Sorry for being so aggressive in my posts, but seeing people shoot down<br>the thoughts/ideas just because it doesn't "suit them" is a little
<br>arrogant/snobby. Anyway, thanks for bringing the tone down a little and<br>making good solid points.<br><br>-Jonathon<br><br>_______________________________________________<br>OpenMoko community mailing list<br><a href="mailto:email@example.com">