[Baypiggies] Python available on Nokia Devices since 2005

Anna Ravenscroft annaraven at gmail.com
Sun Aug 10 00:01:50 CEST 2008

On Sat, Aug 9, 2008 at 9:18 AM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 9, 2008 at 12:48 AM, Shannon -jj Behrens <jjinux at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 3:45 PM, Charles Merriam
> > <charles.merriam at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I remember the GPS being specifically locked to a 'higher' level.
> >>
> >> I haven't found a cheat sheet; you need to look through
> http://forum.nokia.com.
> >>
> >> Fundamentally, it seems like a developer program run on bailing wire
> >> with too many paranoid lawyers.
> >
> > To be fair, the engineers themselves seemed smart, helpful, and
> > passionate about Python.  I think it's tough for Nokia to get too
> > excited about Python since they're really trying to sell the Symbian
> > C++ thing.
> Having met with these people a few times, I would say there's definite
> tension between Nokia as a company and the engineering group that
> developed the Python release. I think we can support them by
> contributing, promoting, and other community activities, without
> paying too much attention to the rest of Nokia's developer programs.
> Maybe it'll educate others inside Nokia about the value of open
> source.
> See also mobilenin.com...

Yes - the Python folks at Nokia are very nice and helpful people.

Walking through the water. Trying to get across.
Just like everybody else.
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