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Re: New Nokia device is Debian-based?

On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 02:21:46AM -0700, Stephen Birch wrote:
> Florian Weimer(fw@deneb.enyo.de)@2005-06-06 09:32:
> > * Stephen Birch:
> > 
> > > Wow!!!! Nokia just became my new favourite company.
> > 
> > To put things into perspective, Nokia is one of the companies lobbying
> > for unlimited software patents in Europe.
> Oops.  I don't like to appear fickle but I guess they just went from
> top company to bottom in my mind.  Sigh ... I would have liked one of
> those tablet computer.

So, I take it you don't buy any products from Apple, IBM, Sony,
etc either?

There's a distinct difference between corporate policy and the project
internal policy of the Nokia/OSSO team who have developed the N770.

> Software patents are an absolute menace in the USA it would be crazy
> for Europe to also start issuing them.

Well, the European Parliament is (or has at least been) strongly opposed
to software patents, so it's unlikely that they will pass without some
serious trickery.

NOTE: I'm a Nokia employee and work on the N770 team, but this is by
no means an official statement...

Regards: David Weinehall
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