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

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 17 12:29:12 EST 2012


Well, we know that "The RIM Sky is falling" is also FUD. but that message should be responsibility of The CEOs.
 Yes, they'll approve some Android applications. No idea of their success rate both from the technical and business approval perspective.
 
I didn't see how they are approaching developers, what steps they are doing to make it easier "We are taking steps" doesn't give me much.
 
Raul Suarez


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From: John Van Ostrand <john at netdirect.ca>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 10:52:02 AM
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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.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Raul Suarez
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Technology consultant
> >> Software, Hardware and Practices
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> >> Twitter: rarsamx
> >> http://rarsa.blogspot.com/
> >> An eclectic collection of random thoughts
> >>
> >>
> >>
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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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