Linked by tessmonsta on Tue 16th Mar 2010 08:55 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Today's mobile space is owned by the likes of Nokia, RIM, Apple, and Google. While some of these corporations have embraced some open source components, a full FLOSS solution has yet to gain traction. Why? Blogger Bradley M. Kuhn posts thoughtful analysis of the current state of Open Source in the mobile space.
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Design Thinking
by puelocesar on Tue 16th Mar 2010 12:16 UTC
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I'm kind of disappointed with open source software these days.. It seems they stopped innovating, and are only creating technology for the sake of creating technology.. All we see now on open source communities is this run for "eye candy" and stuff that "bling", but that's not really design. They should start to think on the purpose of tech as a human empowerment, and on how to make human life better with tech, not on copying Apple's animations and transitions.

Other problem I see is that when there is actually a innovation, like that semantic desktop thing kde and gnome people are working, they are never conceptually resolved, I mean, there is a concept, but it seems that nobody get it the same way, and we end with a mess on the software that make it unusable.

I really hope people on open source communities get that the user experience involves much more than just usability and unpolished eye candy.

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