Weekend Read: Why Jolla Can Do What Nokia Couldn’t


Carol Chen was interviewed by Linux Format and she was asked: Why Jolla can do what Nokia couldn’t

In the interview she was asked about the community and if there are community involvement at the moment. Carol Chen said that they are still in the process of building the community and they want it to be open as possible. She was also asked about the development of Sailfish OS, and Android. Development. Chen said that Android is open but the development is not. They want to have an open development, open source and open communication with Sailfish OS

Jolla/Nokia Split and MeeGo

Most of the people are from Meego background, but we aren’t a spin off from Nokia Chen said. MeeGo was trashed because its a big company and that’s the reason why they want to be as a small company

Sailfish OS on Tablets

“We’re focused on smartphones. However, Sailfish is very flexible, and it can run on a wide range of hardware. We’re creating the Sailfish Alliance which we welcome partners to join and people are welcome to develop Sailfish OS for their own hardware. This could be tablets or some smart TV etc”

Open Source OS (Sailfish OS, Ubuntu, Firefox OS)

“We can offer them different software to match their solution. Actually, the Ubuntu phone has a very similar software stack because they’re both based on Linux and they also use the Qt framework. We’re happy to have discussions to work together to get things in common with Qt, so if you write an app in Qt it works on an Ubuntu and Sailfish phone”

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