> Openmoko (the company) doesn't have any responsibility to be open to the > community.
to be "open to the community" is at the core of their business model -- and, what's more, it accounts for a huge part of their customer base. > Look at what happens every time a hardware-related (ie. gta03) post > occurs on this list: there is a very strong split between people who > want mutually-exclusive features, followed by a lot of arguing about > which is better, when it really comes down to a matter of preference > (the resistive vs. capacitive argument reminds me a lot of the > stereotypical vim vs. emacs comparison which is guaranteed to start a > flamewar on any LUG mailing list). well, how are they (om) supposed to know, what their customers want? and you certainly cannot stop people from arguing about specific features -- even users of totally closed hardware do. question is: how much has the discussion in the community to influence actual decisions inside openmoko. so far, i didn't see anyone being adamant that his/her demands have to be accepted by om. _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list email@example.com http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community