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

From: Tim tim at samoff.com
Date: Sun Feb 22 00:22:33 EET 2009

> If Nokia aren't disclosing important information based on NDA's to the
> council...

Don't get me wrong... There's much of this. But, since I'm not a
developer, I might be easier to appease thann others. ;)


On Sat, 21 Feb 2009 22:06:27 +0000
Jamie Bennett <jamie at linuxuk.org> wrote:

> 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
> Regards,
> Jamie
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