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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RE: Harsh comments
by Laurence on Tue 16th Mar 2010 15:23 UTC in reply to "Harsh comments"
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Yeah, here I am.. Fighting with my design friends to defend open source software, and fighting with the community to defend design..

I was not aware both things were enemies you know...

Nobody is arguing that proper thoughtful design shouldn't take place.

People disagreed with your statement that open source isn't innovating.
I disagreed with your statement that "usability and eye candy are only a tidy fraction of user experience"
A few of us disagreed when you said the average user cared about the internal design of software.

Perhaps the problem here is that despite us all have the same goals but choose to express our opinions differently?
Perhaps it's more a language barrier than a difference of opinion?

However, going by what was typed and posted on here, I (and a few others) disagreed with a number of specific points you raised as fact.

So I will apologise now if I've misunderstood what was written to be something other than what was intended to be expressed

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