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So what's that "community version" of SailfishOS?

asked 2015-11-13 23:31:45 +0200

tokaru gravatar image

updated 2015-11-15 16:53:08 +0200

I stumbled across the term "community version of SailfishOS" in both the Fairphone and the Puzzlephone announcements. But I have not been able to find out what it means.

  • How does the "community version" compare to the "normal" version?
  • And what makes it a "community version"?

Edit: it has been pointed out that this is a duplicate of another question (marked as answered), and even though I agree (kind of) neither of the answers gives me an idea of what the term actually means for users and developers (not from a business perspective). See the questions above. What should users expect to be different? Does "community version" mean, developers can contribute to it?

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I guess it means that members of the community will be porting Sailfish to those devices, with some support from Jolla employees.

bilgy_no1 ( 2015-11-14 04:57:38 +0200 )edit

would be interessting to know if the 'community version' has androind compatibility

michel ( 2015-11-14 18:09:03 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-11-14 15:34:11 +0200

Jozo gravatar image

Vattuvarg answered similar question here: What does "community collaboration/version" actually mean?

I quess community version is the first "risk free step" for phone manufacturers to explore possibilities with Sailfish. When they get the community ported SFOS to work on their phones and get positive feedback from users, they might do a licence deal with Jolla...

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I think this means the question is a duplicate and this version can be closed.

bilgy_no1 ( 2015-11-15 00:05:50 +0200 )edit

Wow, the TJC search box keeps surprising me in how much it sucks ;-) I definitely did search before posting. Thanks for the heads-up. I still don't have a clue what the term actually means from a user/developer perspective, though.

tokaru ( 2015-11-15 16:47:21 +0200 )edit

Well, if you search for "community version", it appears in the five first results, it can't be missed.

Why did you re-open this one? It's a complete duplicate of the other, better have the discussion occurring on a single place, can you please re-close it and comment there?

Sthocs ( 2015-11-16 13:30:22 +0200 )edit

I did search for that of course, and it didn't appear. Maybe it was a temporary issue with the index not being up-to date. Anyways, I re-opened this one because I don't regard it the question answered by any of the responses (see my edit in the question). If the other asking person is happy with the answer they got, wouldn't it be weird to mark theirs as non-answered?

tokaru ( 2015-11-16 14:00:58 +0200 )edit
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