An Open Letter From Jolla's Co-Founder
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 24 November 2015 at 07:44 AM EST. 15 Comments
FREE SOFTWARE --
Given the news last week about Jolla going through a big round of temporary layoffs and debt restructuring, Antti Saarnio, the co-founder and Chairman of Jolla, has written an open letter about the situation.

Saarnio's open letter to the Jolla community covers the company's recent "death valleys", their lead investor stepping back from a November financing round for around 10M€, and how Jolla is fighting to survive. There's hope the financing situation will be sorted through in December and they can move ahead.

The letter also covers that a significant part of the Jolla Tablet revenue was re-invested into the software development costs -- more so than hardware/material costs. The Jolla Tablet isn't profitable for the company but is an important step in readying Sailfish OS for new endeavors. There's also hope for Jolla moving forward in other companies licensing Sailfish OS to use in their own products, as the letter mentions.

You can read the Jolla open letter in full via this blog post.
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