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Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at computer.org
Mon Nov 30 10:42:23 CET 2009

Am 30.11.2009 um 08:14 schrieb Christoph Pulster:

>> http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Distributors
> Being one of your resellers, I appreciate your effords.

Also being one of the resellers, I admit that I am not at all happy  
with how this list is treated. What I really expect is that the  
manufacturer who has a network of distributors takes care of listing  
them properly. And not through an anonymous community.

Unfortunately Sean declined to continue responsibility. So they simply  
linked to the wiki page. And only after insisting to at least inform  
the community, he wrote this request to find a volunteer.

Translated into bold words it means: "We, Openmoko, have no interest  
in organizing anything that helps that our products are being provided  
to interested parties. And the community will solve our problems."

> The list of distributors badly needs an update. Not on the wiki, but  
> in
> real life.
> I think it is confusing for the customer to see so many shops listed,
> which are obviously not seem to be active anymore. English shop  
> Truebox
> and German Trisoft to mention just two (both still have a christmas  
> 2008
> offer online...).

I think you just want less competition being visible - raising your  
own visibility :)
We have an open market and everyone can display his own offer as good  
as he likes.

And, (especially for the Freerunner) I believe in educated customers  
who can compare themselves what the best and most up-to-date offer is.  
And they can IMHO also convert and compare currencies.

> Besides, a lot of resellers quit selling Openmoko products, because  
> they
> are unhappy how it worked out in the past. Swedish Openmoko.se shop  
> and
> Spanish Blitz shop to mention just two.

It is the lack of sales organization of Openmoko which makes it  
difficult for distributors to continue to work with them.


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