[maemo-users] my two big fustrations with the N800 - please help me find aworkaround!

From: Marius Vollmer marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Date: Mon Jul 23 13:02:16 EEST 2007
"ext Ed Bartosh" <eduard.bartosh at nokia.com> writes:

> On Fri, 2007-07-20 at 12:08 +0300, ext Tomas Junnonen wrote:
>> If there's any additional hoops to jump through people just aren't going
>> to bother. 
> Yeah, I can see that. And you know what? It's not because Nokia not
> doing this and that, it's just because of people who don't
> bother. As a result we have this mess with tons of repositories and
> .install files instead of one extra. And we also have users, who
> have to deal with this mess.

With some effort, we could find a line of argument that leaves Nokia
not responsible for the current mess.  Should Nokia be contend with
that, turn around and say: "Your fault, not our problem"?

Of course not.  Nokia wants the maemo community to be healthy, and
Nokia, as initiator and part of the community, is currently very much
in charge of setting the rules and giving directions for future

Nokia controls maemo.org.  Non-Nokia member of the community can have
their projects on Garage, edit the Wiki, send mails to the lists, blog
on Planet maemo and upload packages to the Extras repository.  But
Nokia controls Garage, the Wiki, the mailing lists, the Planet and the
Extras repository.  From this power comes repsonsiblity.

If Nokia doesn't want that responsibility, the whole maemo thing needs
to be opened up more: maybe formally with a maemo foundation, board of
directors, etc, or informally by just giving the root password to
maemo.org to some non-Nokians.

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