Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2012 10:12 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Only a few more hours until the last of the big three has its big event (Google i/o, after WWDC and Microsoft's Surface and WP8 events). They will most likely announce a Nexus tablet, as well as Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. While many of you are still on Gingerbread with your top-of-the-line phones - let me poke a few eyes out with mikegapinski's Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich port... To the Samsung Wave. Dual-booting Bada 2 and ICS, right here.
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RE[7]: Comment by avgalen
by phoudoin on Thu 28th Jun 2012 08:51 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by avgalen"
phoudoin
Member since:
2006-06-09

It doesn't have to be closed or open, I want things complete.


Everybody does.
But willing is never enough to have it.
*Someone* have to actually do it happen.

And regarding ICS on a Samsung Wave, so far, the best hope is not the manufacturer - as a naive one would expect - but... yes, an hobby project, which has yet to reach usability state but *still* is the best hope.

And this hope existence is possible *only* because of openness.

Oh, sure, we can goes sidetracks and debate of the interest or not to have ICS on a Samsung Wave, and maybe there is not such such point beyond technical curiosity.
But the facts remains: if there is one, it *may* become a reality *because* of openness.
The existence itself of such project is the topic here, not his *current* status.

Which is, I think, the main point of the article.
Check title again.

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RE[8]: Comment by avgalen
by lucas_maximus on Thu 28th Jun 2012 12:26 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by avgalen"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Can we stop believing in the million man army fallacy.

Most successful open source projects are funded.

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RE[9]: Comment by avgalen
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2012 13:10 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by avgalen"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Yes. They all got funded right from the very beginning. They did not start out as small project, got good, and then got funding. Nope, nosiree, they all got finding right from the very first line of code written.

Sigh.

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RE[9]: Comment by avgalen
by phoudoin on Thu 28th Jun 2012 13:32 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by avgalen"
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

Can we stop believing in the million man army fallacy.


Nope.
History shows that it works well.
And in open movement, the last 20 years show that it's progressing everywhere, from internet protocols to everyday mobile features.

Meanwhile, there's far less god-like-savior historical achievement.

Most successful open source projects are funded.


And?
How does it change the fact that, at first, most of it wont be possible at all without something being open enough to allow the project to kick-off.

Nobody claimed that open projects all succeed. Most don't, indeed. But anyone who happened to work on closed projects knows that many of them don't reach their objective too and are eventually considered successful for markcon reason, because failure is an heavier word in the corporate land.

What is claimed is that some project wont even starts without openness fundation. You don't needs to fund a project to port iOS 5 on a Samsung Wave, for instance. What you need *first* is iOS 5 being open. Or... you needs to fund 86+ billions to buy Apple Inc.

First things first.

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