[maemo-community] Election announcement article (formatting & questions)

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Sat Aug 20 10:35:09 EEST 2011
On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 00:01, Craig Woodward <woody at rochester.rr.com> wrote:
> ]Graham wrote:]
>> Well, so what?  Their existing apps haven't gone away.  They are open
>> source and someone else can take them over if they want to
> Said like a true layman.  Are you really a developer?

If you're doubting Graham's bona fides as a developer, I have to ask
how long *you*'ve been in the Maemo community. I read the thread you
linked to and I'm sorry to say my impression was the same as Graham's.

Are there other examples/smoking guns? I assume you're *not*
suggesting that there's a great global conspiracy, but instead people
advocating a similar platform for those looking for a transition?

Have you got a better idea? I'm pretty convinced that some form of new
not-for-profit legal entity is *not* the answer for... well, pretty
much any question (unless someone comes forward with a detailed,
viable plan and there's a groundswell of volunteers which we haven't
yet seen).

The options as I see them aren't mutually exclusive:

  * Those who want to keep using 770s, N8x0s and N900s can have
    maemo.org maintained by Nemein, reducing costs where possible and
    finding as many alternate funding mechanisms as possible. A trickle
    of cool new hacks, software and updates will appear.

  * Those who want to have newer hardware running a polished end-user
    device can buy/get N950s/N9s (hopefully), and get/publish software on
    apps.formeego.com through the meego.com COBS.

  * Those who enjoy the "challenges" posed to the community by trying to
    open a project can participate in MeeGo (good luck).

  * Those who enjoy platform development and porting can participate at
    meego.com and have a more succesful time of it than porting Maemo.
    This includes building new UIs or platforms on top of MeeGo Core (like
    Cordia[1] or N9* CE)



[1] If CordiaTAB needs a forum, meego.com would be more appropriate
given its base,
    but I don't see any harm with using maemo.org. This would primarily be up to
    the Cordia supporters, and where they were happiest.

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