[maemo-community] maemo.org hosting (was Re: Maemo Elections - Extended)

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Mon Apr 2 23:51:27 EEST 2012
On 04/02/2012 01:38 PM, ext Jan Knutar wrote:
> On Monday 02 April 2012, Quim Gil wrote:
>> What is the reason in moving away from maemo.org?
> I know of several people who are convinced that any day now, there will
> be a sudden and unannounced switch off of maemo.org in order to drive^W
> restrict traffic to Ovi^W??? Store. For this reason they're running
> regular backups of the repositories, afraid that all the software will
> disappear.

Ok, this is not going to happen. Whatever happens we will know 3-6 
months in advance since this is how budgeting goes. All 2012 is covered 
as we speak (and afaik it was never under question). The time to discuss 
about 2013 will start approximately after the Summer. It's always like 
this, by the way.

You have my word with my @nokia.com domain and all. You can quote this 
whenever someone has fear, uncertainty or doubt about maemo.org hosting.

> Anyway, for argument's sake, if we theorized that the future direction
> of maemo.org/maemo_OS isn't much of anything, is that reason enough to
> switch it off? There are still users of Maemo and Maemo devices, and I
> bet most aren't community active, or even have a t.m.o. account, garage
> account or maemo.org account, but still use hildon-application-manager
> or fapm.
> I guess if extras is costing real money, it must be heavily used still?

For argument's sake I fully agree with you. Actually I haven't heard 
anybody at Nokia thinking otherwise. This is why we keep funding 
maemo.org hosting (and apps.formeego.org hosting too, just saying).


More information about the maemo-community mailing list