[maemo-community] maemo-community Digest, Vol 24, Issue 7

From: Jonas Hurrelmann j at outpo.st
Date: Wed Sep 3 23:44:40 EEST 2008

On Wednesday 03 September 2008 17:08:15 Tim wrote:

> And, hopefully, all of this will be much better integrated once the council
> is in full-swing -- meaning that it won't matter where one participates,
> since all of the "pertinent" info will be maintained and disseminated via
> the council members (who, hopefully, will have time/energy to be active
> participants in all venues).

I think some sort of digest is a very good idea.

It would be great if the council would act as a facilitator and aggregator of 
all maemo.org relevant news and ongoing discussions, as I would expect that 
the council follows all important information streams anyway.

Either a separate blog or just the existing blogs of the council members 
should be used to push important information to the planet, as this is in my 
opinion still the most streamlined way to distribute information as it's 
signal to noise ratio is comparatively high. By using a separate blog it would 
be possible to subscribe to that specific feed only, so I would pretty much 
prefer it this way.

All the other ways (forum, wiki, IRC, mailing-lists) are usually only read by 
a (distinct) subgroup of the community and I would assume that the planet is 
read by more people and even more when the important blog entries have an 
"official" tag or are contained in a separate blog.

I would claim that this way things like the election process would have gained 
much more attention in a better time frame, as drafts could be posted and 
reviewed by a larger audience.

Most people don't have time to follow and contribute to the initial discussion 
about such processes but may want to comment when things are in a first draft 
form. But to know the state of such drafts one has to follow different 
information streams which is usually only bearable by people involved in the 
original process.

Best wishes,

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