A pick from the changelog:
- Improved recovery mode functionality introducing new features such as bootloader unlocking, shell and filesystem recovery options
@JollaUSA @JollaHQ It was a temporary patch by an engineer followed by a massive overreaction, It will be reversed when better fix is made.
— Marc Dillon (@MarcDillonDotFi) December 31, 2013
Original article 29-Dec-2013:Due to an unexpected turn that Jolla has locked their phone from OpenSource developers without warning them or discussing with them in advance, I'm stopping my contributing to the community. My contributing was done without benefits in a believe for having the most OpenSource favoured phone in the market.
Besides that this is the last article I write, I'm pulling out of my ongoing bug tracking projects: One conserning location services, 2 conserning memory handling, one possibly related to i2c/NFC (the project wasn't started yet).
My phone went OEM locked after Sailfish update (version 188.8.131.52) was installed. I'm ready to join the community again only after OpenSource policy is back, and I see a decent explanation of why the act was done the way it was (sudden, silent way and not e.g. offering a separate, OpenSource solution for those who would have liked it at the same time).
- OEM lock enables the manufacturer and 3rd parties to enter hidden code into system. For example in China, where the government has a strict policy to the community, phones sold there are usually OEM locked.
- No phone in the market is true OpenSource, and I didn't expect Jolla to be one either. There's always some closed, copyrighted code included, especially from the hardware part manufacturers, and this is somewhat acceptable. So far, Jolla was doing a great job having as much OpenSource code in their phone as possible.
- Sailfish OS itself remains as OpenSource - Jolla has included some of their own, copyrighted code into the phone, so the phone's operating system is partially OpenSource, partially closed.
@SimoRuoho Wellcome back ;) RT @bencord0 http://t.co/wHLU8kacuZ … Tinkerability: On recent the #Jolla Update #Maadajävri
— Harri Hakulinen (@HarriHakulinen) December 29, 2013