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[3]: Remember...
by jared_wilkes on Sat 13th Oct 2012 13:33 UTC 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[5]: Remember...
by moondevil on Sun 14th Oct 2012 07:08 in reply to "RE[4]: Remember..."
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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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RE[5]: Remember...
by shmerl on Sun 14th Oct 2012 17:31 in reply to "RE[4]: Remember..."
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Apple is open standards hostile now as well. Look at iMessage (why not XMPP?) and their hatred to open codecs (Theora, Vorbis, VP8 and etc.).

I'm not even mentioning hardware open standards. No USB ports on "i" devices in this day and age? Come on Apple, you must be sick.

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RE[5]: Remember...
by zima on Thu 18th Oct 2012 23:40 in reply to "RE[4]: Remember..."
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Also, adding some related words of the messiah...

Apple had its head in the sand for the last many years [...] missed out [...] attitude of arrogance [...] the rest of the world passed us by [...] we need to bring the Mac up into the modern world [...] because we weren't first, because we didn't set the standards [...] this whole notion of being so proprietary in every facet what we do has really hurt us [...] reinvent the wheel our own way; and yeah it might be 10% better but usually it ended up being about 50% worse

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