[maemo-community] maemo.org team meeting Tuesday the 14th?

From: Andrea Grandi a.grandi at gmail.com
Date: Tue Sep 7 17:20:33 EEST 2010


excuse me all if interrupt your discussion about this meeting
organization, but my sensation (please correct me if I'm wrong) is
that in the past you have been concentrated more in technical stuff
than community stuff.

Let's try to make the point.

We (Maemo and Moblin) have merged together into MeeGo. I don't know
how Moblin users feel like, but I can say, from Maemo point of view,
that the most part of Community feel lost.

Developers feel abandoned, because there none is testing applications
(I know something about it.... I've two apps in QA queue since 2
months and they only have 2-3 votes and I need 10 to be promoted to
extras). Some old users feel "betrayed" because they understand that
Nokia doesn't like to support "legacy" OS anymore (read for example
this: http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?p=808703#post808703 ). I
really would like to be able to reply to these people, telling them
"yes, I'm going to take this task", but I don't know what are Nokia
plans for the future onf N810 and N900.

Merging two different communities is not only a matter of creating a
new Linux OS, a new UI and saying "hey guys, our name from now is
MeeGo!". It doesn't work like that. We are really missing some
community merging guidelines to follow. I know that we are a
community, we can make proposal ecc... but you can understand that
this is not an easy task. There is no need only of tech skills to do
this, we need to study a migration path in depth.

This, of course, if you're interested in merging the two communities.
If instead you're interesting in creating a whole new community from
scratch, well... that's another story.

I probably could have not understand what your plans are and if there
is already a migration path, but keep in mind that I'm not the only
one that think in this way. Probably there have been lack of
communication from "you" and the existing community. Just talk around
and read what users write, you'll understand what I'm talking about.

It's true when you say that the next months will be very important for
the future of Maemo, but we must have clear in mind what we want to do
with it and what users want.


Andrea Grandi
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