[maemo-community] Maemo Elections - Extended

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Mon Apr 2 19:09:20 EEST 2012
On 04/02/2012 01:07 AM, ext Andrew Flegg wrote:
> On 2 April 2012 04:58, Sunny B<sunnyb7532 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> We have already started plans to centralize open source parts of the
>> community at www.maemocommunity.org.

Why the need to create a new Maemo site - in 2012? Apart from paying the 
maintenance bill, Nokia is not doing anything at maemo.org. The cost is 
mainly the extras/downloads part, which is something not trivial 
(neither cheap) to replicate elsewhere.

What is the reason in moving away from maemo.org?

If the reason is the declining energy then splitting away to a new 
project is almost a suicide.

If the reason is a need to move forward to new trends then why not 
jumping directly to existing projects and communities leading those 
trends. There is no lack of interesting yet half-backed initiatives 
needing more flesh and voices for consolidation.

And still... maemo.org has in place many elements that other projects 
would wish to have. With some perspective I believe the problem is to 
define a project around a brand in a time and industry when brands can 
be so volatile. The core interest of maemo.org is defined by "mobile + 
open + Linux" and the core assets of this community are great discussion 
+ support + software.

If I would change anything in maemo.org I would go in the direction of 
widening the scope to "mobile + open + Linux", keeping the current angle 
on Nokia products but opening explicitly to other targets - making them 
feel home. Then the infra behind http://apps.formeego.org is almost the 
best kept secret in the "mobile + open + Linux" community. Some 
connection would be beneficial for everybody.

At most I would go for a rename/rebrand, leaving "Maemo" behind and 
embracing a concept that doesn't depend on any product name.

PS: Is there a thread at talk.maemo.org where I can re-post this? The 
current active community follows a lot more the forum than this list, I 

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