[maemo-community] [maemo2midgard] proposal for @maemo.org email usage

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Fri May 9 13:41:55 EEST 2008

>> The only sensible answer to this question, for me, is that Quim decides.
>> Quim may decide that he should be the person, or he may decide to
>> delegate to 2 or 3 others the authority.


One element missing in the discussion is that maemo is a trademark for
Nokia, at the end is a Nokia brand. For the community this might not
mean much (and this is good!) but for Nokia means that they care about
who says and do what with a maemo.org address. What about committing
polemic code somewhere, what about misbehaving so badly, what about
someone trying to suggest some kind of relationship with Nokia since
"maemo" is seen as so many simple "a Nokia platform" like Series40.

Let's keep it conservative by now and let's have maemo.org adresses for
those of you having a signed commercial relationship with Nokia and
having a clear maemo.org role within the community.

> I guess it all boils down to how maemo.org is going to be governed. Up
> until now it was pretty obvious. Nokia ran the project, but I sense that
> they are willing to move it more in the communities hands.
> Is it going to be a real community project, where some sort of board or
> foundation runs it?

Yes, this is boiling up and down but don't expect any big conclusion any
time soon. Also don't expect any conclusion not being worked out with
the community itself. So it will take time and I feel like this
maemo.org addresses thing can get a fast and quick fix now.

Besides, afair nobody has been request those addresses until now and we
get *plenty* of requests, so I guess we have more urgent problems to solve.

Quim Gil
marketing manager, open source
maemo software @ Nokia

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