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[2]: Remember...
by moondevil on Sat 13th Oct 2012 13:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Remember..."
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Apple just chose to throw away Copland altogether and produce yet another UNIX clone instead

Those were the days, when open source and open standards were foreign words at Apple.

Mostly unknown to the kids today, that think only Microsoft was a bad boy.

Edit: forgot to write the quote

Edited 2012-10-13 13:08 UTC

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RE[3]: Remember...
by jared_wilkes on Sat 13th Oct 2012 13:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Remember..."
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Apple is a bad boy for using open source? Huh?

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RE[4]: Remember...
by Drumhellar on Sat 13th Oct 2012 16:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Remember..."
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I think he meant that people today don't remember that Apple was just as bad in that era as Microsoft.

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RE[4]: Remember...
by moondevil on Sun 14th Oct 2012 07:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Remember..."
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No, before the NeXT was on board, Apple did not care about open source and open standards.

Network Protocols -> AppleTalk

3D Graphics -> Quickdraw 3D

POSIX -> non-existant

GUI -> Patchwork from former Pascal and C APIs

Video -> Quicktime

many other examples are possible

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