Materials from MeeGo Day at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit
The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in San Francisco in April was host to a MeeGo day again this year, and materials from the event are now available. Dawn Foster announces, Thank you to everyone who attended or presented at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit MeeGo Day on April 7. For those of you who weren't able to attend, I wanted to let you know that all of the presentations are available for you to download and read. Link to the materials after the jump.
Add your quotes for the MeeGo Conference signage
The MeeGo conference organization committee is seeking input on slogans to use for conference signage: Hello and thank you for participating in our user generated quote submission. If selected, your quoted text may appear on signage at the MeeGo conference in San Francisco. Please keep your answers short, fun, and engaging. Hopefully submitted ideas will be more positive than not. ;)
What is the market for MeeGo?
In a long, but good-natured, debate on Friday evening Andrew Flegg, Robin Burchell, Simon Pickering, Thiago Macieira and others argued about the commercial prospects for mass-market MeeGo devices, raising many important and difficult questions about the project, its direction, and ultimate place in the market. If I'm a relatively small handset manufacturer, Android look(s|ed) attractive to me because I could get it at low cost and start shifting devices which would be known to work; I could differentiate on cost or quality/features - but basically I had no concerns about [my ability to deliver] my software platform.
If I'm a relatively small handset manufacturer, MeeGo does *not* look attractive to me, because I have to do more of the work to get it to the same level to compete with the people using Android (say).
Now, if I'm a *big* manufacturer (let's say HTC (now) or Samsung): there's no way I would've made MeeGo the core of my business whilst Nokia were the only people shipping (or going to ship) MeeGo handsets. I'd wait to see how there's panned out. But I do want to differentiate from the other Android manufacturers. But if Nokia have done a cost/benefit analysis and decided MeeGo doesn't let them compete with *me*, why am I going to move to the platform they abandonned?