Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 22:05 UTC, submitted by Mbg
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Sorry for the delay in writing a story about this, but here we finally are: Nokia's MeeGo (or Maemo or whatever it's called this hour) is getting its successor. Yes, MeeGo, the short-lived but beloved platform running on the unicorn phone, the Nokia N9, will continue onwards in a slightly different form. Its new home? Jolla - a company formed by former Nokia chief operating officer Marc Dillon, who was the principal engineer for MeeGo/Maemo at Nokia since 2006.
Thread beginning with comment 526262
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
shmerl
Member since:
2010-06-08

Really those people who have no clue about what is a browser (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4MwTvtyrUQ) don't care about branding. They just want a good service. There are good XMPP clients. But the question was addressed to those who create walled garden networks (like Whatsapp) with inflexible clients and no federation. Why aren't they using federated XMPP for their offerings? XMPP is a protocol, not a client or server. Those who create real services (and run IM servers) can create clients using it. Yet at this day and age they don't and push the braindead walled garden approach again and again.

Edited 2012-07-10 22:27 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 3

Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Well decentralized messaging isn't a new or interesting problem, yet XMPP manages to take it and make it insanely confusing.

Just because XMPP is a standard, doesn't mean its a very good one. I'm all for the ideals XMPP supports, but its just not something I'd even consider wasting time with were I in charge of such things.

Reply Parent Score: 1

shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

If you look at it this way, e-mail is also far from ideal (not secure enough, prone to identity spoofing, spamming and etc.). But since it's a standard - the benefit of interoperability outweighs other things, and providers work on filters and other fixes for the flaws in e-mail design in order not to get into the walled garden mess again. May be XMPP is not ideal, but it's the only common and open standard so far.

Reply Parent Score: 2