[maemo-community] Organizing Maemo Summit 2009

From: Dave Neary dneary at maemo.org
Date: Thu Feb 12 17:25:33 EET 2009

Ryan Abel wrote:
> On Feb 12, 2009, at 9:19 AM, Dave Neary wrote:
>> Whatever. I don't want to get into the whole "Maemo branding confuses
>> me" discussion again.
> It'd be a lot less confusing if people would use it properly. :)  

Spoken like a true believer :)

If your branding is confusing, then people will use it incorrectly.

> Almost all of the confusion stems from people confusing pre-reorg  
> branding (lowercase maemo) and post-reorg branding (upper-case Maemo).

If the issue comes up so often, perhaps it's not as clear-cut as you think?

Maemo = open source platform developed by Nokia and the Maemo community
Maemo platform = the actual software, including >70% free software
components + some proprietary Nokia & third party software
Maemo community = the people who take care of maemo.org, the community
site, and work with Nokia to develop Maemo
Maemo software = name of the Nokia team working on Maemo

>From http://wiki.maemo.org/Task:Maemo_brand

So Maemo != Nokia. It's Nokia + the Maemo community. Which is, funny
enough, what I'd understood. Maemo Software is however just Nokia. Not
to be confused with the actual software, which is Maemo or Maemo platform.


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