Sad Story

Karthik Kumar karthikkumar at
Fri Dec 12 20:13:55 CET 2008

I will say this: Open source is philanthrophy. Making money is
alright. Using Open source to make money is acceptable.

You see those EeePcs? It's Open source, people get what they pay for -
hardware and software.

Now, claiming that because 'it's Open source, we allow you to do what
you want' is just lying, because what you really mean is 'it's not our
priority, sucker'.

Do you see Openmoko? It's Open source, but nobody delivered.

My contribution is to make more people in the community see the truth
that I saw. And when they participate, that is the only way your
Openmoko management is going to see what is RIGHT. Do not use the open
source as a red herring argument.


On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 12:33 AM, Angus Ainslie <angus.ainslie at> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 11:54 AM, Karthik Kumar <karthikkumar at> wrote:
>> I clearly don't blame the developers here myself. I blame Openmoko's
>> selfish management (probably it's board of directors or C*Os) for
>> this. I am sure that a developer who talks back against this will just
>> get fired/have to face bad consequences.
>> What would be the best way to 'convince' or 'force' the management to
>> change their decisions? Does anyone know a lawyer?
>> -Karthik
> Opensource is about contributing for the greater good. If your
> contribution is to threaten legal action please do us all a favor and
> put your freerunner on ebay. Then go out and get one of the "free"
> phones given away by your local cell phone company.
> Angus
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