[maemo-community] Discussion about Maemo community management...

From: Jamie Bennett jamie at linuxuk.org
Date: Sun Feb 22 00:06:27 EET 2009
On Sat, 2009-02-21 at 08:03 -0700, Tim wrote:
[snip good commentary]

> As I said previously, I'd like to see the community council take on a lot
> of these roles, but... As Quim (and others) have said, someone in this
> position may need to be a Nokia employee (for various NDA reasons).

Tim, I agree with a lot of what you have to say but something just nags
at me. Maybe I'm in the minority but when I saw the solution proposed by
Nokia for community guidance, that of the community council, I though it
was the perfect approach. No one point of failure, elected by the
community, held accountable by the community. These where the main
reasons why _I_ stood for council. 

If Nokia aren't disclosing important information based on NDA's to the
council then that is something to take up with them, but as a council
member I would of thought you would be privy to information that we as
'normal' community members wouldn't and I don't begrudge you to that.
Fight to attain the information you need to guide the community.

The council should be a filter to the wider community, if it isn't
working like that then maybe Nokia need a little help with it, they are
new to 'wholly' open sourcing idea so who would blame them.

I don't think a central 'Nokia/Non-Nokia' 'community manager' is needed.
The role of the five councils should be enough. True the members are not
full time but you hold some weight, enough to get things done, even in a
part-time role :) 

> The questions remains: Does maemo.org need someone like this? Or, do some
> roles/responsibilities need to be reevaluated for current maemo.org
> employees? Or, does Nokia need to do something about it? Or...

Answered above. I do feel that if there is a problem with the current
situation/roles then this should be raised with Nokia themselves.

> Are we doing just fine. :)

As my old University teacher used to say, there's always room for
improvement! ;)

> Tim


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