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What did the Russians want from Jolla?

asked 2015-03-06 13:14:44 +0200

sifartech gravatar image

updated 2015-03-06 14:01:27 +0200

Those of us who follow Jolla know that the Russians announced an interest to support and promote Jolla, and followed it up by inviting Jolla officials to Russia (see Russia to help Tizen and Sailfish Developers for more info).

Jolla officials did attended the meeting, which was a gathering of government officials and many other Russian and foreign private companies, but haven't said anything about it.

We are all really interested to know what the Russian proposed, and the direction Jolla plans to take Sailfish OS with regards to these proposal(s). Would someone from Jolla officially clarify?

(I do believe the announcement of Sailfish Secure is 1 of the outcome of that meeting, but we want to know more ... apart from satisfying our curiosity, it should also alleviate the fears of some who think Jolla might be comfortable making secret agreements with any government.)

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Did you already read the official protocol by the russian Ministry of this event here? :)

Alex ( 2015-03-06 13:39:40 +0200 )edit

@Alex: I presume you mean this link ... it doesn't exactly say anything concrete about Russian expectations from Jolla and the specifics of any understanding reached between them (if any).

sifartech ( 2015-03-06 14:00:38 +0200 )edit

Also a vote against such racism as the guy "scribe" started.

I am a german Guy living in Germany AND Russia and would be glad if the people meet with respect and understanding. My wife and partly my relatives are Russians and I expect YOUR RESPECT Mister "scribe"

Please stop people making such stupid and bad comments like this from "scribe"

A clear red card for him

As for the russian administration: Why should they NOT use sailfish as a strategical platform. Android and Apple does not eone second hesitate to sell phones in Russia. And they also deliver phones to the USA, Canada, Germany, NSA, US Army, all Governments, the GHCQ and every dictator round about the world.

And Jolla could be glad to deliver their products to ANY interested customer.

But this perspectives does not harm us we have in our hands. This is only a case of the partners in such business.

zash1958 ( 2015-03-06 17:07:34 +0200 )edit

I also want to know!

Odorobo ( 2015-03-06 17:18:32 +0200 )edit

@zash1958: Respekt Alter! Would be nice if we can leave such things as "respect" out of such discussions! We can all communicate here civilised. No interest in from where someone's wife is or if a country/government requires which level of "respect". This is childish school-yard level...

Also interested to hear more about any support Jolla might see from Russia!

zappAtom ( 2015-03-06 17:47:46 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-03-07 18:25:06 +0200

Victorious gravatar image

Here all information.

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Like I said before, that doesn't still explain the specifics of any agreements (if any) reached between them or proposals being considered between the two. We all know that the Russians want an alternative to Android and ios. What we want to know is how do they plan to contribute to this with regards to Sailfish and / or Tizen.

sifartech ( 2015-03-08 05:54:57 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-03-08 12:23:28 +0200

gri4994 gravatar image

the main wish is VK client, of course! the biggest russian social network should have native sailfish app and system integration like facebook has

next wish is client for the biggest ryssian payment system - qiwi. it's not as important as vk client, but it's needed too

also we love to listen to music and equalizer for media player is important thing that would be great for all community

gallery should have a good photo editor. filters and some manual things like saturation, exposure, brightness, etc

and my personal wish is font. roboto doesn't fits with system style

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You're answering another question :) OP wants to know more about http://minsvyaz.ru/ru/events/32670/

trminator ( 2015-03-08 14:37:01 +0200 )edit

@trminator: ahh, that's just anti-american politics

gri4994 ( 2015-03-08 14:45:59 +0200 )edit

It's not so much anti-American politics as it is a yet another attempt to siphon off appropriated funds (riding on the wave of anti-American vibes).

ScumCoder ( 2015-03-08 19:42:31 +0200 )edit
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