Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2012 21:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's a long read - but totally and utterly worth it. After interviewing ten former and current Nokia employees, and combining their insider information with publicly available information, Sampsa Kurri has written a long and detailed article about the history of Maemo and MeeGo within Nokia, and everything that went wrong - which is a lot. It's sad tale, one that reads almost like a manual on how to not run a large company. Still, between the bad decisions and frustrations, there's a red thread of hope that leads to Jolla.
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RE[5]: Remember...
by Neolander on Tue 16th Oct 2012 14:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Remember..."
Neolander
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What did Nokia save exactly?

Before : Meego developers struggling in endless development hell, rewriting stuff as soon as it starts to get relatively stable.

After : An actual device is released, and is pretty successful in sales and reviews compared to other products which have went through similar development issues (Windows Vista, Mac OS 10.0...)

Sure, Elop ended up blowing everything up because like all new executives arriving in power somewhere, he knew better than anyone else what should be done. But the Meego team can hardly be blamed for that.

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