[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] New list spin-off?

From: Michael P. Lococo mpl22 at cornell.edu
Date: Thu Feb 1 23:12:51 EET 2007
> - Maemo is a community of developers, if end users end up here is
> because they don't have another mailing list where to get support. Nokia
> is not providing that space nowadays. The InternetTabletTalk web forum
> is doing a great work in this sense, though. We need to decide what we
> want to do with the end users among us as well. Until now we are getting
> mostly power users, who anyway enjoy discussing near to developers. But
> as the Internet Tablets are sold, more pure users are joining this
> community and surely many of them will want basic support and only basic
> support. What is the approach of the maemo community towards them?

In spite of its original intent, maemo-users has become the area for this
kind of thing and should be allowed to continue in that role.  Providing a
proper place for "regular folks" interested in learning more about maemo
to congregate encourages them to go through their early learning curve off
the weightier lists and provides a growth path for them to be able to
contribute at a higher level.

The ITT forums do that to a certain extent, but the mailing list format
does a better job of encouraging sustained lurking and listening, even
when you're not posting your own problems.


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