[maemo-community] Incorrect election title on voting page

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Thu Sep 11 09:17:49 EEST 2008
I do think we are reaching pharisaical levels.  :)

At the end the thing is as simple as:

You use Maemo and you are having fun with other people using Maemo: you
are part of the Maemo community.

The rest is about how deep you want to go.

ext Reggie Suplido wrote:
>>My _own_ opinion is that people who just own a tablet and do nothing
>>else are not part of any "community".
> I too am having a hard time understanding this. 

I would have a hard time understanding someone claiming that I'm a
member of the Ikea community since I'm a regular user of the kitchen I
bought from them.

However, I understand perfectly that there is a bunch of people
enthusiastic about Ikea products, many discussion forums, fan sites,
blogs and what not, as well as an official ikea-friends community
sponsored by Ikea.

Is it Ikea who tells me where do I fit? No, it's me who decides to buy
their products or not, just use that kitchen or do something more about it.

Now change "Ikea" by "Maemo" and "kitchen" by "software".

> I regard all users and
> former users of NITs as part of the Internet Tablet community but not
> everyone I guess is part of the Maemo community (by definition
> <https://wiki.maemo.org/Task:Maemo_brand>). I myself am wondering why
> should there be a line between the two. 

You are using Maemo --> yes you are a potential member of the Maemo
community. However, the community itself won't be aware of your
existence unless you show up in some way. So there is a line, but it's
in control of the user who ultimately decides to limit himself to browse
and download or meet some Maemo peers and have fun together.

> If we build a Maemo community that encourages feedback, does it mean
> that a person, giving feedback that helps improve an app becomes
> automatically part of the community? or is there some amount of level or
> contribution to become a fully fledged member of the community? -- it's
> becoming messy.

What is "fully fledged member"? And who cares, really? You do whatever
you want in the Maemo context: post in ITt, #maemo IRC,
maemo-developers, blog about, go to a Summit, send feedback to a
developer, rate an application, a news piece...

Have fun! That's what counts.

Quim Gil
marketing manager, open source
Maemo Software @ Nokia

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