<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 10/24/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">AVee</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;">
what FIC is doing here is providing community service and goes beyond any<br>obligation they have toward us. I really annoys me when people claim a right<br>to get something *for free*. It doesn't work that way, you can ask, but you
<br>just can't make demands.<br><br>AVee<br><br>--<br>meeting, n.:<br> An assembly of people coming together to decide what person or<br> department not represented in the room must solve a problem.<br><br>
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http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community</a><br></blockquote></div><br>Ok, everybody chill for a second. AVee's right, we're getting way more info, and a deeper look into FIC and OpenMoko's dev process than you get from any other company... some craziness and confusion is pretty much standard for any product development... normally by the time apple or HP or whoever announces a product, that is a distant memory, and it's all been sorted out.
<br><br>On the other hand, the community members are a part of the development process, like any development team we can expect to be kept in the loop. Keeping half your team in the dark is a sure way to kill a project.<br>
<br>The problem is, developing products like this is in it's infancy. I'm not sure that this is the first hardware product that's both large-scale and community based, but if not it's pretty close. The openmoko team is not only having to develop a product, they're also having to develop how to create an open, commercial hardware platform. Michael was hired to address some of these communication issues. As I understand it (and please correct me if I'm wrong) he's here to be our liason into the company's progress. We're all so used to big faceless companies that you have to wheedle decent service out of, that some of us have forgotten how to do anything else.
<br><br>Next time there is a question like this, lets keep it civil, there may be a delay in getting back to you because people have to go find the answer, or it's not something that's been set yet. Worst case, there are people inside OpenMoko(is there a set rule of how to capitalize that? OpenMoko, Openmoko, OpenMoKo?) that will answer your question, but be aware that most of them have other duties... If you're asking Harald a question, realize answering your question takes time away from developing.
<br clear="all"><br>anyways, let's try to be patient... remember we're still at the crawling phase<br>-- <br>Jeff<br>O|||||||O