[webkit-dev] Request for comments
kalle.vahlman at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 03:33:48 PDT 2008
2008/8/14 Jack Wootton <jackwootton at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 11:02 AM, Kalle Vahlman <kalle.vahlman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2008/8/14 Jack Wootton <jackwootton at gmail.com>:
>>> I think perhaps this depends on how you choose to categorise what has
>>> (not) happened to the s60 webkit port. I choose to view it at a
>>> company granularity, here's why: It is the same company, the same
>>> legal entity, the same policies, same guidelines, same work ethics
>> If you actually believe that, you probably don't know the big
>> corporate world too well.
> I know it pretty well. I know it well enough to understand that most
> multinationals try extremely hard to standardise corporate processes,
> tools, methods and approaches. Multinationals really do expend a lot
> of time and effort in standardisation of many areas of said
Emphasis on _try_. ;)
>> I'm not saying Nokia has handled the S60 port well (I've heard
>> otherwise), but certainly they are within their rights in not
>> maintaing open sourced code. Blackmailing them with empty threats
>> about unrelated contributions is hardly going to buy you better
>> support in any case...
> Er..., blackmailing? Who said anything about blackmailing? Could you
> point out where any blackmailing occurred?
> Er..., threats? Who said anything about threats? Could you point out
> where any threats occurred?
"Before Nokia can submit anything back to the WebKit community they'll
have to:" [list of things like apologies etc]
Sounds like threatening to refuse contributions to me, but you might
of course mean "I hope that nokia would..." with that statemen.
> I think you've got a little carried away here.
You did too with hijacking this thread for ranting ;)
Kalle Vahlman, zuh at iki.fi
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