[maemo-community] Maemo.org

From: Ryan Abel rabelg5 at gmail.com
Date: Tue Jan 27 18:48:02 EET 2009
On Jan 27, 2009, at 11:00 AM, <jussi.h.makinen at nokia.com> <jussi.h.makinen at nokia.com 
 > wrote:

>> Is maemo.nokia.com going to link to downloads.maemo.org? It would  
>> seem
>> odd to have a feature on "our" site which is only advertised on  
>> "your"
>> site (if you forgive the terminology)?
> It will either link to maemo.org downloads and just give "click to
> install" links that 'fetches' the application from maemo.org. This is
> still an open issue due to some legal stuff.

Just link to the .installs from Extras like Downloads does? This would  
seem to be a perfectly workable option to me.

> The idea is that Maemo.org, talk.maemo.org and maemo.nokia.com are
> linked in the spirit of engouraging interested consumers to transform
> into first into users (decision to buy a device based on information  
> on
> maemo.nokia.com) and then to participators (suggestions and bug  
> hunting
> on maemo.org and talk.maemo.org). "Ours" and "yours" don't matter as  
> we
> share the same goal :)

Well, maemo.org and talk.maemo.org are effectively equivalent (it's a  
bit like discussing maemo.org, bugs.maemo.org and maemo.nokia.com ;)),  
so I think we can drop that from the discussion. I think the worry is  
that we'll be duplicating Downloads functionality between the two  
sites, and thus creating fragmentation, which is undesirable. For  
instance, assuming that the maemo.nokia.com's catalog is simply a  
subset of maemo.org's, will maemo.nokia.com's "Downolads" offer  
comments and ratings?

Ryan Abel
Maemo Community Council chair

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