[maemo-community] maemo.org redesign

From: jussi.h.makinen at nokia.com jussi.h.makinen at nokia.com
Date: Mon Sep 29 11:24:06 EEST 2008

As the guy responsible of giving life to maemo.nokia.com (and other
consumer marketing as well..) there's couple of things I'd like to point
out about the maemo.org redesign. It's important that the both sites
have their own mission and now is the good time to plan out how they can
help out eachother in this.   

The way I see it that maemo.nokia.com represents the Experience while
maemo.org the Intelligence of Maemo Software. By experience I mean the
what end-users can do with a device running Maemo software and different
applications, creating a good pull-in effect to boost the sales of the
devices running Maemo. This also includes high-lighting the best
community applications from the maemo.org. New users should always find
and land first to maemo.nokia.com to learn about Maemo and from there
continue to maemo.org to get involved. Therefore maemo.nokia.com banner
etc. needs to be strongly present in the Maemo.org frontpage.    

I'd also like to encourage new & potential users coming to
maemo.nokia.com to join the maemo.org community. In order to         
maemo.org to expand as community beyond developers, it needs to actively
lower the barrier to get people involved. There needs to be guidance and
improvements for users to "file bugs" for instance. It maybe should be
called something entirely different because users might find it a bit
uninviting to "file a bug" while for developers this is basic stuff. It
would be really good if there would be kind of "introduction" page at
Maemo.org where there would be easy to follow, step-by-step instructions
on how they can start contributing to the community.

What do you think? If you have any ideas or thoughts about the
relationship between maemo.org and maemo.nokia.com, just let me know.   

' Jussi  


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