12/09/2013, 08:48 PM
Originally Posted by Preemptive
Wow! Coincidence or is Brandon the go to guy if you want results? ;-)
Just noticed what might be an important deadline for OM...
2014 International CES® Exhibitor Details - OpenMobile World Wide, Inc.
Time will tell ;-)
I have to believe that OM is motivated to get this delivered, because it is the proof that they need if they intend to continue to make a business case for their product. ACL for webOS is their only product to date. If they can't pull this off, they will be unlikely to continue operating, because they have no other delivered product. I don't know how their company has maintained so far. I don't know how they've been financed, or what their investors expect, and I sense that they probably don't have any major, permanent infrastructure to maintain, otherwise they would not continue to exist as a conventional business. But they have an idea, skeleton software, and access to the resources necessary to flesh it out as contracted (I still assume).
And I have to believe that they realize that this deal is a critical step for them to provide a deliverable product, and give themselves the credibility to pursue their future by proving that they can deliver their product. Webos may be a loss leader, but without that, I would think they must realize that their prospects will be even slimmer if this doesn't get delivered.
And also, Kudos to Brandon for taking the initiative, and making a sincere effort to try to support our needs, regardless of his role in the hierarchy. I'm plenty familiar with corporate culture and the ways that management can alienate the people that provide the touchpoints to their organization. People like him create the relationships that make a company worthy of their customer's support. People like him make the difference, the way the dev relations team for Palm/HP kept us engaged and supported us during the the crazy shenanigans that HP put us through. I applaud you Brandon, and I can see that you care about your customers, and are willing to represent your customers and make sure our voices are heard.
You have all my respect Brandon.