[kwlug-disc] RIM VP on apps and open source

John Van Ostrand john at netdirect.ca
Tue Jan 17 10:52:02 EST 2012


I was reading for RIM's benefit not open source's. RIM is important to this community and I think to Canada so I focussed on that.

The positives for RIM are the comments about RIMs financial strength and the word to developers that they will continue to exist; the between the lines message that RIM hired an ex developer for relations; the statement that they are looking at the problems seen in other environments. I hope this insight and the opportunity to re-invent gives them a leapfrog advantage.

Most of the side-steps were reasonable, like not being part of the BBM group. The Netflix probably fell within his purview but I think he made it clear it wasn't an important item for RIM. He side stepped the question about early release, but this is marketing and I think it was wise to avoid that.

The anti-open source message about QNX is disappointing. Is that really FUD about android? I have a tablet and lots of the apps seem to be calling home. I'm tired of apps that ask for a wide range of permissions just to play a game and only work when they have wifi access. I don't like the idea of a walled garden either but I'm not convinced that is the case for the Playbook.

----- Original Message -----
> Yes,
> 
> All the answers were wishi washi and dismisive of the concerns of the
> users/clients
> 
> The comment about open source tells me he doesn't understand the
> model. The FUD about android.
> 
> I'll ask you the question: what do you see as positive?
> 
> ------------------------------
> On Tue, 17 Jan, 2012 9:44 AM EST John Van Ostrand wrote:
> 
> >You think that was negative?
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >> Wow. With friends like these RIM needs no enemies.
> >>
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> >>
> >> Raul Suarez
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> >> From: L.D. Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>
> >> To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> >> Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 9:10:18 AM
> >> Subject: [kwlug-disc] RIM VP on apps and open source
> >>
> >> VP for developer relations on the state of affairs and FLOSS FUD:
> >>
> >> http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/01/11/f-rim-blackberry-ces.html
> >>
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