[maemo-community] Pushing community software to prime time

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Wed Oct 15 14:24:48 EEST 2008

ext Dave Neary wrote:
> Hi,
> Quim Gil wrote:
>> Whatever is great today in Diablo is very likely to be just ok 3 months
>> after the release of the beta SDK, unless new ideas are implemented.
>> It's not only about the progress in Maemo, look also the world out
>> there. Everything is evolving fast and the question is whether the Maemo
>> & open source communities can come up with something challenging at that
>> speed running on top of Maemo Fremantle.
> I'm still a little unclear about what we're picking. Are we picking
> projects that Nokia wants to invest in over the coming months?

The final goal is that, yes: Nokia to push some projects to Maemo 5
prime time, supporting them in the areas most needed.

The community picks the projects proposed. Nokia picks the projects

>> It looks like you have in mind (unconsciously?) time frames of mature
>> thick native application development. How long does it take though to
>> develop something smart that does the trick though? Think also on
>> Mozilla addons, think widgets, think single purpose apps and so on.
> Actually, I'm unsure what *you* have in mind - thus the questions. I'm
> trying to figure out exactly what we're talking about, what the
> consequences of being on this list will be, etc. If we're looking at
> great people, or great potential applications, I have my ideas too :)

We want to have amazing community software ready for real Maemo 5 users
since day 1. There are different ways to get there and amaze that people.

The Maemo community has a good knowledge of the usual open source
goodies. I'm not concerned about that, but I thought it was good to
raise the nose to other areas such as Mozilla add-ons and those tiny
snappy apps in some cases with more imagination than volume and
complexity of code, that seem to become increasingly successful in the
young mobile platforms. And since we are young and uncompromised...  :)

Quim Gil

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