Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jun 2012 15:15 UTC, submitted by Jos
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless And the burning platform is still, uhm, burning. "Chief Executive Stephen Elop is placing hopes of a turnaround on a new range of smartphones called Lumia, which use largely untried Microsoft software. But Lumia sales have so far been slow, disappointing investors." It's a shame to see a once proud company in such a downward spiral, but alas, it's the way of business. If you get complacent - as Nokia had gotten - you will fail.
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RE[10]: Its a restructuring
by shmerl on Thu 14th Jun 2012 23:30 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Its a restructuring"
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I mean it sounds great, but how well has something like this worked in practice? I think there'd be too many cooks in the kitchen, so to speak, but who knows. It could've worked.

With proper efforts separation. Mer proposed a design with the OS core, which is solid, and collaborated by participants as a common ground, and hardware adaptations + UI/UX levels on top. Vendors can do whatever they want with the adaptations and UX layers to differentiate their distros, and collaborate on improving the core OS, which will benefit everyone.

Core is meritocratically governed, with community participation. Meego was not designed quite that way, and unfortunately Tizen isn't either. One sided control eventually proved to be negative for system survival in Meego's case.

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