Archive: July 2010
Originally posted by CommunityCouncil;730580:
The Maemo Community Council raised with Nokia the issue that upgrading to Maemo 5 PR1.2 forces the user to subscribe, via SMS, to the "MyNokia" service. The user has no ability to opt-out: it's either subscribe or don't use the device...
The N900 is still the one, the only... open source mobile computer manufactured by a major "playa".
No one said the phone would be open source.
Maemo the OS it's own dang self has always had closed bits and I don't remember seeing an announcement from Nokia saying that this would change in any subsequent versions they released.
Although I recently returned a volley during a recent discusion that may have seemed critical of this fact: The NiT's, and now the N900, have always been able to load alternative OS's. (Proprietary and third party drivers aside. ) PB, then qole, Titan and now dj_steve have provided enough information for an advanced user to do just that.
I suspect that for some time to come when a well known blogger or tech site says that they are going to load up the latest build of whatever exciting new mobile OS they claim is out there (With the exception of any iOS... for now )., they may actually be loading it on to an N900 to get their first impressions...
But I'm drifting again.
The issue brought up by the council is about not having the ability to opt out and has nothing to do with the OS free or otherwise.
On the topic of the mechanism used...
Steven Paolini Yeager
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