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

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Tue Sep 7 19:59:15 EEST 2010
On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 15:20, Andrea Grandi <a.grandi at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Nokia, Intel, large swathes of the Maemo community and the nascent
MeeGo community have all indicated that a "forced" migration is
neither planned nor desirable.

Instead, people will move to the new community if they adopt a MeeGo
device. It's not *entirely* clear if the Harmattan device will fulfill
those criteria!

> 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.

Who is the "you" here? Your email sounds quite accusatory, but this is
a thread about using the various *masters that are paid for by Nokia.

> 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.

Although off-topic for this thread, I think the answer to the question
"what users want" is trivial: they want continual updates to their OS,
a steady stream of enhancements and a vibrant ecosystem. What's
unclear is the best way of achieving that:

  * Core MeeGo Handset port to N900
  * MeeGo-Harmattan port to N900
  * Maemo 5 Community SSU

Certainly in the short term, the last one is the easiest to achieve
and can even provide benefits whilst waiting for (hopefully) PR1.3.
That's what I support MohammadAG's efforts in this area.

The problem is the viability of the first two. Previous Hacker
Editions haven't had any ongoing support or vibrancy, and the first is
looking unlikely for MeeGo 1.1.



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