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

From: Tero Kojo tero.kojo at nokia.com
Date: Tue Feb 24 12:09:31 EET 2009
On Mon, 2009-02-23 at 07:45 +0100, Gil Quim (Nokia-D/Helsinki) wrote:
> At this point it would be useful to detect:
> - Community management tasks the Council should do and is not doing.
> - Community management tasks the webmaster, docsmaster, bugmaster or
> debmaster should do and are not doing.
> - Community management tasks that Quim or other Nokia employees should
> do and are not doing.
> Once we have detected what is missing then we can see if the current
> parties & individuals are enough or something else needs to be arranged.

This is an excellent suggestion worth looking deeper into and
documenting. At least it would help me patch the map of community work
together better. Is there a wiki page already?

> The Council members have no NDA signed and nobody at Nokia is thinking
> of making Council members signing one. That would be a very bad idea.
> The private communication we have got is the basic needed to work more
> efficiently: topics related with money & individuals (hiring a
> debmaster) and information that will become public in few weeks (SDK
> announcements). That's all.
> The maemo.org team members (Andre, Dave, Niels and now Jeremiah) have an
> NDA that is exclusively used to do their work efficiently.
> If there are specific community management tasks requiring an NDA then
> the easiest is to assign them to me.

NDAs are necessary bother for legal needs when we are talking about
different forms of contracts. I would love it if we could drop all NDAs,
but in the real world that is not possible.

The council is an independent body representing the community and needs
to stay independent. NDAs are out of the question. Stay away from the
legal department :-)

> fwiw Tero is planning to get a new person in the Development Platform
> team focused on technical support for developers.

Yes, we should be getting a person to work part time in finding answers
to problems developers may have. More specifically issues related to the
development tools/platforms. Hopefully he can introduce himself here


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