[maemo-community] Should there be a Community Fund to provide a war chest?

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Sat Feb 26 18:48:50 EET 2011

Although Quim (and my) opinion is that maemo.org funding wouldn't
immediately disappear, a number of people have been pushing that the
Council should create, and manage, a fund which would be available for
use. Example usages might include:

  * Paying for (reduced) hosting costs in the event of Nokia pulling the plug.
  * Purchasing hardware if the device queue[1] dries up from Nokia.
  * Rewarding key contributors (e.g. an annual prize)

What do people think? Obviously it'd be something for the next council
to consider and comment on during the election; rather than pushed
through in a final "lame duck" session from the current Council ;-)

The proposal, based on posts from Daniel Sandman and Luca Maneos can
be seen here:


Comments, as ever, welcome.

Thanks in advance,


[1] http://wiki.maemo.org/Fremantle_Developer_Device_Queue

Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org  |  http://www.bleb.org/
Maemo Community Council member
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