[maemo-community] Extras and Fremantle

From: Ryan Abel rabelg5 at gmail.com
Date: Wed Mar 4 04:04:05 EET 2009
On Mar 3, 2009, at 5:31 PM, Jeremiah Foster wrote:

> Who maintains them, Nokia or maemo.org?

I think this is going to be the biggest stumbling block for us, and  
it's gotta be both. We just don't have enough people involved to  
support a big, complicated repository setup with lots of involved QA  
requirements. We have maybe a dozen people who are involved at varying  
levels of activity capable of really working on this software around  
Extras, among those people there is exactly one who is in a full-time  
position who has a primary requirement that involves the repository,  
and maybe another three or four people who are in paid positions and  
that also have responsibilities that encompass the repository.

In order to really see this thing through we're going to need either a  
major influx of support from volunteers in the community (my  
prediction is that it'll help, but it's not gonna be big enough), or  
some more active support Nokia-side (after all, this _is_ the  
repository that'll end up reflecting quite strongly on their product).  
We want to come out the other side with a really great setup  
(hopefully in in the Fremantle timeframe), and we can't pull that off  
if it's just going to be a community-only solution. We _need_ Nokia's  
support here if we want to succeed. Both because we can't have afford  
to have them out of the loop, and because we need the extra support.

So there's my plea. ;)

Ryan Abel
Maemo Community Council chair

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