Jean-Baptiste Quéru
8 months agoPublic

Petition for Qualcomm? Haha. LOL. No, seriously.

Such a petition is a waste of everyone's time.

It's a waste of time for people signing it (kitten videos are a much more efficient way to feel better).

The bigger issue is that such a petition actually makes things worse, because the people who could actually work toward a solution will now need to spend their time and energy dealing with the petition itself instead of dealing with the real problem.

Prem Ramshetty8 months ago
Makes sense....actually!!!+2
Jeremy Meiss8 months ago
Thank you for saying this, and thank you for all of your hard work.+5
Justin Lang8 months ago
Can we send them kitten videos then?+64
I have found a way to make people stop pestering me about online petitions: I simply ask them to show me an online petition that actually made any difference.+6
Renaud Lepage8 months ago
Kittens > Qualcomm. You heard it here first.+35
Sava DUBROVSKAYA8 months ago
too late, signed already :)

but you are quite right. next time i'll personally try to deal with my frustration some better way.. if i ever find one, of course :)+2
Paolo AC8 months ago
Android is the problem?
Rob Maynard8 months ago
I petition people to abstain.+1
Christoforos Panos8 months ago
Petitions do not have an impact in policy making. However, they do allow opinions to be heard. +8
Jon Niola8 months ago
Are you suggesting that gasp people are being reactionary on the Internet? :)+2
Ryan Gillette8 months ago
Just need to get the word out not to buy phones with Qualcomm chips if you want to support opensource.
Champ Santos8 months ago
Make sense.
Blair Ginley8 months ago
Google knew this would be an issue. This isn't the first nexus device using Qualcomm and not the first time an image hasn't been released because of using Qualcomm+4
Chris Fair8 months ago
Had I known about the licensing issues, I wouldn't have purchased the device. Thanks to the efforts of CM, I can at least build and run non-AOSP.
Blair Ginley8 months ago
I've learned how to compile cm from source and have been using unofficial cm 10.2 . Almost 100% working perfect
Ricardo Cerqueira8 months ago
+Jean-Baptiste Quéru What if it's a petition? Those always work.+17
Swapnil Bhartiya8 months ago
Will Linus help? :P+1
Ricardo Cerqueira8 months ago
+Alex Cruz You realize all Android builds are based off AOSP at some point, right? This is about the Android Open Source Project, not its derivatives.+6
Scott Ashley8 months ago
Actually I disagree +Jean-Baptiste Quéru . Petitions are not legally binding, so if it's successful, it will only show how many potential customers they may lose. It just gives an additional piece of information to make a decision. There is no red tape or anything to "deal with", maybe except for dealing with their PR folks. You'd be surprised to know that petitions can change things! +12
Steve Dobron8 months ago
+Chris Fair there is really no non-AOSP. Even Ubuntu Mobile runs AOSP under the hood.
Mike DiGiovanni8 months ago
Fuck petitions, let's unleash hordes of peanuts upon Qualcomm. Truckloads of peanuts until they cave in+12
The best way to complain about a company  is to stop buying , period.+3
Scott Rooney8 months ago
Anyone have the office address to Qualcomm? Heard they like pizza for lunch. +7
Val Ozuna8 months ago
Wow! Touchy are we? Lol!
Warning: if you speak up on "anything" towards the institution that doesn't include actual praise or "ass kissing" you will get back a defensive response. Even if your intentions were good!

Note to self: do not speak up on "anything" towards the institution! 
Jeff McIntire8 months ago
+Scott Rooney my address for the pizza is... oh wait, I forgot - you wanted Qualcomm's address... +2
Nuno Maia8 months ago
Petitions are usually just ways to legitimize leadership for proponents. Ohanian type of self-proclaimed-leader-of-the-internet bullshit vehicles.
Hardly ever about actual content results, in this web of self branding.+1
Jaromír Šír8 months ago
+Jean-Baptiste Quéru thanks for all your work. It was truly great.
I just wish I did not have to learn that not only is CM having issues with Samsungs' Exynos, but also AOSP is having trouble with Qualcomm (which I regarded as a saviour before). I would like to have a mobile device with compilable kernel/drivers but it just does not sem like happening ever.+1
John Kirk8 months ago
That may be true for a small organization but large companies have PR, legal, media, and other divisions just for this sort of thing. It won't waste anyone's time. They will simply be doing the jobs they were hired to do.
Emmanuel Paré8 months ago
I will just stop buying Qualcomm based device
Lokifish Marz8 months ago
Folks, I can say from experience that these types of petitions rarely ever succeed. I knew this even when I ran the SupportMyMoto campaign which was far more involved.

The only advantage of a petition and broader campaign would be to hit them where it counts, profits and return buyers. If hit for millions of dollars in losses then maybe Qualcomm might wake up. In this case however the OEMs would be hit first and the negative affects would mostly fall on their shoulders. That is far from ideal. The best option would be to let OEMs know that you will not buy any Qualcomm based devices the sell and let their purchasing power act as leverage.
Andreas Gu8 months ago
This is sick
Andrew Rouch8 months ago
+Søren Siim Nielsen
Project Rainfall
Jens Vegeby8 months ago
Well the petition might not succeed but it is a way for me to get my voice out on how i will vote with my wallet in a place where it might be seen.+8