oFono, a FSO Clone from Intel and Nokia

Franky Van Liedekerke liedekef at telenet.be
Sun May 17 02:06:26 CEST 2009

On Sun, 17 May 2009 09:31:42 +1000
Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) <raster at rasterman.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 17 May 2009 06:45:34 +1000 Lorn Potter
> <lpotter at trolltech.com> said:
> > What I don't get is why people think it's bad to have more than
> > one open source 'solution'. If reinventing the wheel was bad, we
> > wouldn't have KDE, gnome, gtk, and even python, FSO and Linux, for  
> > that matter. Reinventing the wheel, is _good_.
> dude... you are a lone voice in the wilderness. i agree 100%
> competition is good! it pushes your competitors and yourself. new
> things wouldn't happen if it was not for direct competition. well not
> radical new things, and often such things can totally change things.
> so in general re-inventing the wheel is a god thing. i dont speak for
> ofono vs fso as i dont know the technical details enough to make a
> comment, but it's sad to see the narrow-minds of developers or users
> who like to think re-inventing something is all SOOOO bad and that
> everyone must conform to the existing solution/software and
> use/develop for it etc. (if that were the case we'd all stick to
> windows... why this linux crap? it re-invents the operating system.
> hell! its a CLONE of unix! why shouldn't we have stuck to minix? or
> hell - that was a clone. stick to sunos... or....?). people should
> look in their own back yard before crying "nih!" as the vast majority
> of the software they like and use is a result of "nih"...

again: totally agree. Btw: I don't think Lorn is a lone voice in the
wilderness, I'll be crying wolf next to him :-)


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