[maemo-community] The Nokia-Community channel

From: Randall Arnold texrat at ovi.com
Date: Fri Jun 11 22:47:29 EEST 2010
(repeated from talk.maemo.org [1])

Something Quim said in the "Nokia complaint" thread [2] about addressing
the right channels (re issues) really hardened this for me:

It is increasingly important for the community to have a deep, clear
channel into Nokia. IMO that should be handled by the Community Council.
But even though Quim and others have been great at facilitating where
they can, it still feels ad hoc, as if Nokia executive management doesn't
yet buy into Maemo/MeeGo and is still erecting firewalls that we the
council can't breach.

I have lobbied for periodic Nokia/council get-togethers managed and
funded by Nokia. I think such sessions are extremely important but so far
no movement on such a thing. It's going to be even more important for
MeeGo although more complicated due to the structure.

Regardless, it's past due time for Nokia to construct that channel. It's
past due time for community outreach to ramp up in the company. I even
positioned myself as a candidate to help in my region but I was told that
such a thing would not happen until the need was determined. Sorry, that
doesn't fly: you CULTIVATE the "need". If you build it they will come--
but they won't come if you don't build. And Nokia isn't building big and
fast enough.

So maybe it's time for me to dust off that topic again and hit it hard...

Randall (Randy) Arnold
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[1] http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=55913
[2] http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=55898

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