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#31
Originally Posted by Luke-Jr View Post
Well, some of us actually care about freedom. And keeping their drivers proprietary doesn't make the hardware better.
Some of us have also been bitten on the arse by non-free drivers before; somewhere in a cupboard I've got an old Sharp Zaurus that was rendered completely impossible to update by a single proprietary driver (for the SD card, of all things). It is a serious worry that Nokia plans to hand over maintenance of obsoleted releases to the community, but the community may not be able to maintain them.

People that don't care about this sort of stuff often claim that they're being pragmatic, but really they're blind optimists just hoping for the best. A pragmatist wants to make sure they don't get locked out of supporting their own device.
 
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#32
Hey, now Maemo, N900 and everything related to us has oficially been discarded by Nokia, would be worth a try to convince Nokia to release the whole Maemo 5 components, so it can actually be improved by the community?
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#33
Originally Posted by strange1712 View Post
Hey, now Maemo, N900 and everything related to us has oficially been discarded by Nokia, would be worth a try to convince Nokia to release the whole Maemo 5 components, so it can actually be improved by the community?
Highly unlikely. Discarded means discarded-- we have precedence with N8x0 and 770 on this. Releasing source requires legal review, which costs Nokia time/money.
 
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