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.
Permalink for comment 538703
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[6]: Remember...
by henderson101 on Tue 16th Oct 2012 16:34 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Remember..."
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

Isn't that more to do with Elop blowing everything up and Meego becoming a stale project? I honestly believe that the only reason things calmed down was that Elop "cancelled" the project, so hardly anyone was working on it.

Historically, since I've been associated with Nokia Internet Tablet OS (aka Maemo/Meego) there have been at least 5 versions. NITOS2007, NITOS2008 (which saw two releases, second one being "Diablo"), whatever the N900 ran and this N9 Harmatten release. Every one broke the ABI (though the two 2008 versions only slightly broke it) and along the way lost older apps and made development in total flux.

Reply Parent Score: 2