Meltemi was almost finished – Nokia employees in a LinkedIn Group
This news is definitely not good for Nokia and is sure to undermine their efforts in the low end market. A LinkedIn group comprising of Nokia employees who were working on the recently scrapped Meltemi project have stated within the group that Meltemi was close to completion.
The group has undergone a change and is now called Meltemi Project Development Alumni. The group comprised of 300 members and was set up by Eckhart Köppen, who is currently employed as principle engineer of software development at Nokia. His LinkedIn profile now states that he is looking for new opportunities.
Apparently the group had managed to overcome quite a few hurdles with regards to the functionality within Meltemi. Here’s a snapshot of the comments left by the members, names have been masked intentionally.
The scrapping of Meltemi project is sure to have huge ramifications for Nokia and it definitely means taking many steps back.
Personally, This move by Stphen Elop does put Nokia in a bad light and seems like hastily thought off. It’s almost as if Elop is out to remove all trace and work related to Linux from within the company. These sudden knee jerk reactions are sure to destroy employee morale and also any passion the employees might have towards their jobs.
Seriously, Mr Elop, you need to take a long hard look at the ramifications of your actions!