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sailfish name gone - Russia only? [answered]

asked 2018-04-10 12:02:38 +0200

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updated 2018-04-10 14:12:47 +0200


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als long they rename only the RUS Version...

Raymaen ( 2018-04-10 12:17:18 +0200 )edit

Quote from Jolla's Blog: "Rostelecom will join as a strategic investor to make Sailfish development even stronger. The company brings a lot of muscle to the Sailfish projects in Russia with their extensive Go-To-Market capability, R&D and resources to invest to native Sailfish apps development."

So their first step of "making Sailfish development even stronger" is changing the name (probably of the russian part only). Well, isn't that a good start of a trustful partnership....?!

Spark ( 2018-04-10 12:30:32 +0200 )edit

if this is the solution to fragmentation; it doesnt cut it.

tortoisedoc ( 2018-04-10 13:24:19 +0200 )edit

I find it interesting that they rushed to tell the press they are going to change the Sailfish name, and yet they don't have the new name ready.

simosagi ( 2018-04-10 14:48:23 +0200 )edit

I like this part: "State-controlled telecom operator Rostelecom will rename its mobile operating system Sailfish"

Investor or owner?

dirksche ( 2018-04-10 16:10:13 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-04-12 14:24:51 +0200

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Hi guys, This information does not concern Sailfish OS itself, but it is limited to Rostelecom considering a product name for its special clients in Russia that would utilise Sailfish OS Mobile RUS.

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One day James off -> the whole sha-bang comes down ;)

tortoisedoc ( 2018-04-12 15:38:20 +0200 )edit

Since you are here, would you like to clarify the relationship between Rostelecom & Jolla Oy?

tortoisedoc ( 2018-04-12 15:41:14 +0200 )edit

I was not actually off :D It is a sensitive matter, we had to sync up and get the answer properly worded.

About Jolla Oy and Rostelecom: After the investment, Rostelecom is the largest individual shareholder in the investment company "Sailfish Holding Ltd." (Hong Kong) but does not own majority in Jolla Ltd. (Finland). The development of Sailfish OS has always been an international project and the company has an international shareholder base. The Sailfish family includes significant shareholders e.g. from China, and developing the company’s regional licensing strategy requires international ownership. And also, for the sake of clarity: Open Mobile Platform is not a shareholder neither in Sailfish Holding or Jolla Ltd.

I hope that clarified everything. I have left the same comment on the blog as well and it seems to have worked well :)

James ( 2018-04-12 15:44:32 +0200 )edit

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