[maemo-community] My Perception of the Maemo/MeeGo Community

From: Michael Cronenworth mike at cchtml.com
Date: Sun Aug 14 10:21:39 EEST 2011
On 08/13/2011 04:19 PM, Sivan Greenberg wrote:
> My feeling of welcome actually made me give this talk in the last
> meego conf in sf , 2011:
> http://sf2011.meego.com/program/sessions/we-want-you-new-meego-recruit

The problem I have with MeeGo is that there is uncertain involvement 
from hardware manufacturers. With other mobile platforms there is 
certainty. I've had folks tell me Nokia is committed to a few devices, 
but in real world terms it looks like very small market releases. At 
this point I feel even WP7 is more viable a platform in the long term 
than MeeGo. Not just viable economically but in a community sense. Sure, 
I could reconnect with the handful of people left on t.m.o or this list, 
but frankly what would be the point?

I have seen the large amount of work done by Intel, Nokia, and others 
have done on MeeGo, but the resulting work seems to be limited to small 
market releases instead of on a global scale. I feel sorry for the folks 
working their butts off for what I see in my eyes as work wasted. Their 
work deserves to have proper marketing campaigns and multiple device 
releases in *all* major markets just like Android, iOS, and BB.

> If this helps, around meego you can always contact me when you feel
> you are not welcomed or you have questions that you think were not
> answered to point, I will do my best to try and help.

Thanks for the offer. It's the first genuine bit of help I've seen on 
this list (or on MeeGo's list, which I abruptly left a while ago). 
However, I believe my original point still stands. You can try and point 
me to the MeeGo site all you want but I've seen it already.
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