micu micuintus at gmx.de
Mon Feb 14 16:15:39 UTC 2011

Hey Timo et al.,

> A Finnish newspaper says that this is due to a law that forbids the
> use of inside information when buying company shares:

Since Mrs Google isn't able to translate the Finnish article too well, 
please find an English article about that incident here: 


Nevertheless, why didn't he sell the stocks before he applied at Nokia? 
He says, he's gonna sell his MS stocks and buy Nokia stocks instead. 
After the Elopocalypse, isn't the set of Nokia stocks a subset MS stocks
set anyways? 

But there are much more facts that indicate that this Elopocalypse deal is
not only a serious setback for free software, but also bad for Nokia on
a pure capitalist level, and hence there is something really
sticky about this MS-Nokia deal:

* Stephen Elop has performed a similar thing before: Selling out 
Macromedia to Adobe "from the inside":

* Maybe it isn't even a 100% bad idea for Nokia at the moment to 
announce a WP7 and/or Android phone in addition (why not?). But why this 
exclusiveness with Microsoft? Why did Nokia put itself completely and 
utterly at Microsoft’s mercy? They have Qt, they have Symbian, they have 

* The circumstances, under which Stephen Elop was selected in September 
2010, are quite a bit mysterious:

* Alberto Mardegan, a Nokia employee, reports that MeeGo is ready and 
not an R&D project:
There are more sources indicating a MeeGo device could 
have been ready and great at the end of 2010 if Elop didn't torpedo it 
("setting the platform on fire"):

* Elop has already signed a MS-Nokia deal before, but he was on the 
other side that time: 

The whole thing really stinks and makes me even sad, I have to admit.

Kind regards,
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