Global warming ... in a candy store
They say that this will be the warmest winter ever in Finland. The last record is –no it’s not from 2006 - but it is from 1924. Early days of global warming? But seriously, at the grass root level things are different now.
January ---------------- February
Back in the 70’s, I used be play ice hockey with my friends on an outside ice ring from early December to late March – even April. Now I’ve managed to take my 5 year old on the ring only once this winter. No ice. Well, today we have -5 degrees Celsius, it is kids’ winter break, and the sun is shining. I’ll post this now and then go out with my kids!
We’ve now dived deeper into the Trolltech stuff. Good stuff. I’m more and more understanding the great ecosystem and a partner network they have around their technology. I’m excited. Also, the guys are really nice – but then again, have you ever heard about an angry Norwegian? (yes, they are not all Norwegians but I was trying to be funny … sorry) People are extremely important -- people and relationships are far more important than lines of code. Really, even in business.
So now there are many things on my mind. We will use Trolltech technology in a range of Nokia products. That’s for sure. If the acquisition goes through, that is. I’m also very keen on finding the best balance and combination with G and Q technologies. I feel that we have a unique opportunity to act as a catalyst to even fill some chasms here? I'm like a kid in a candy store! So much candy – this is exciting!
Then something else. Two ads:
OSiM USA. I’ll be there. Come and say hi!
The Finnish Summer Code 2007 project employed five university students for the summer. Nokia’s maemo team was one of the sponsors of the students' projects. The Finnish Summer Code is organized by COSS (The Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions) and aims to help Finnish students participate in open source development.
Now it is time to apply for Summer Code 2008! We’ll sponsor it, too. So if you have nothing better to do next summer ….