Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Jun 2009 20:32 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless With the Palm Pre out the door, the wait is for the software development kit for the PRe to hit the streets. The Mojo SDK is open for limited testing, but apparently, someone decided to leak the download link, and thanks to the web, the SDK can now be downloaded all over the place.
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I don't believe, sometimes...
by wawrzyn on Sat 27th Jun 2009 23:05 UTC
wawrzyn
Member since:
2009-03-24

Sometimes it looks for me like some companies are using such "leaks" like marketing tools. What's the point of such behavior? I must be to simple guy to follow all these intrigues, high-level strategies... Or I just don't believe in good intentions of any company today.

It doesn't matter if it was "controlled leak" or not. In both scenarios it's bad thing. I'm not happy with that. One option is, that someone really wanted this "leak" for some unknown reason, the other is that someone just make this leak because he is not responsible.

Are you happy with that? I'm not.

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RE: I don't believe, sometimes...
by kaiwai on Sun 28th Jun 2009 01:23 UTC in reply to "I don't believe, sometimes..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

The use of 'leaks' have been used for years; from politics to business the best way to get a 'feel' for how people react to a given idea or product is to 'leak it' so then at least one can quickly distance oneself from the product to save face by claiming it was an incredibly early beta and there is a lot more work to be done (if people complain about flaws in the design (not implementation)) or some other reasoning.

What I think will be the interesting part will be how Palm approach the matter; are they going to come down on enthusiasts like a tonne of bricks (and I call them enthusiasts because I don't see any malicious intent, assuming it was a leak, it speaks for the enthusiasm people have for this new platform) or will they cut to the chase, launch it as a pre-beta, and use it as an opportunity to say how enthusiastic developers are for this new product (which could also help their share price).

Edited 2009-06-28 01:25 UTC

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Mapou Member since:
2006-05-09

IMO, Palm should openly release the beta version to everybody right away. If it's beta, it means it's not finished yet and everybody understands that. Besides, nothing is ever finished in the computer world, so who cares? That's how Microsoft and the others stay in business, right?

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

IMO, Palm should openly release the beta version to everybody right away. If it's beta, it means it's not finished yet and everybody understands that. Besides, nothing is ever finished in the computer world, so who cares? That's how Microsoft and the others stay in business, right?


True ;)

But one also has to recognise the difference between interface stability (in the form of API's) and product stability. I'd assume that the reason why they hadn't released it was because WebOS is still undergoing some changes as demonstrated by the quick succession of updates. I'm sure Palm doesn't want to release an SDK only to find that over the next 6 months there will be major interface changes as things settle down and thus leave software developers aiming at a moving target.

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by Hiev on Sun 28th Jun 2009 00:44 UTC
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

I've hear that GNOME 3 source code has been leaked also.

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yes, minister
by mojmir on Sun 28th Jun 2009 06:48 UTC
mojmir
Member since:
2009-01-05

"The ship of governement is the only ship that leaks from the top" ;)

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RE: yes, minister
by kaiwai on Sun 28th Jun 2009 15:02 UTC in reply to "yes, minister"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

"The ship of governement is the only ship that leaks from the top" ;)


lol, reminds me of the question from the reporter, "so, how would you like it represented? sources close to the prime minister? anonymous insider divulges information?"

Mind you, they do say the definition of pickaniny is: "the process where by the prime minister is chosen" (courtesy of, "I'm sorry I haven't a clue").

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RE: yes, minister
by wawrzyn on Sun 28th Jun 2009 18:28 UTC in reply to "yes, minister"
wawrzyn Member since:
2009-03-24

Great citation! :-) It will be my email signature :-)

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