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

From: Michael Cronenworth mike at cchtml.com
Date: Sun Aug 14 11:37:00 EEST 2011
On 08/14/2011 03:20 AM, Revd Kathy Smith wrote:
> Your response to Texrat's reply seems to me to be sign of a tendency 
> to take stuff personally. I recognise it because I have that tendency 
> too. When Nokia announced the n9 and two or three people made comments 
> on forum.meego that it should be discussed there as it wasn't 
> relevant, I felt personally slighted and made unwelcome: but there was 
> nothing personal in the comments, and careful study showed it was one 
> or two posters at most making those responses. So I would invite you 
> to present specifics. Bring us the actual statements which have made 
> you feel that the community is unwelcoming, and let us look at them. 
> If there are one or two being overly brusque we'll point that out to 
> them. But a broad brush sweep at the 'whole community' insults 
> everyone, when MOST people round here are helpful, welcoming and 
> well-meaning.

Your response, and Daniel's, is something I feared. My e-mail is more 
about the development community and not the user community. I thought 
about posting to the maemo-developers list, but then Andre or someone 
else will tell me to post on the community list. Plus I talk about MeeGo 
so should I cross-post to MeeGo? (I hate cross posting) Or perhaps post 
on t.m.o or f.m.o? Posting to maemo-community seemed the least evil 
thing to do.

> The other thing I invite you do is make sure you have it clear in your 
> head what is the role of the Maemo community, what is MeeGo Community 
> (they are not the same, and the two communities operate very 
> differently) and what is the corporate business of Nokia. Blaming the 
> community for Nokia's business decisions is taking a meaningless swipe 
> at the wrong people, some of whom are every bit as hacked off as you 
> are at the decisions, but finding creative ways to live with it.

While I do have some frustration at Nokia, it is not entirely focused on 
them. My creative way of living with it would be to pursue an Android 
device. :)
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