[maemo-community] Maemo Elections - Extended

From: quim.gil at nokia.com quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Wed Apr 4 20:57:55 EEST 2012
(Sorry for mobile top posting)

When Nokia was contributing to MeeGo we did our best contributing to the new community to be consolidated around it. Even after #feb11 we decided that in terms of.branding and intent it was better to keep things as initially planned in order to avoid additional damage to meego.com

Now meego.com has no promoter. If N9 users and developers want to call maemo.org home because it is useful and fun them, why not. As you say other attempts are struggling.



On 4/4/12 10:35 AM ext Felipe Crochik wrote:

Hi Tim,

No, maemo is dead. Period. Something might arise from the ashes. A
community might evolve in order to absorbs the repos and keep the
software and some development available. But, this can never happen if
maemo is not allowed to die gracefully. Having the community and the
idea strung along by 50 passionate community members is not my idea of a
vibrant (or fun) open source community.

With all respect,

I don't disagree... In fact, it has been my sentiment for quite a long time, maybe starting with the meego announcement.

What it may have changed for me is that even with all the efforts to NOT include Harmattan on maemo.org<http://maemo.org> it feels to me that the users have decided that maemo.org<http://maemo.org> is the right place anyway. I was surprised to find out a bunch of "announcements" for harmattan applications on tmo and discussions around harmattan - more or like what I used to see around the n900. I haven't announced any of my harmattan applications there because "the last" I heard was that "we" didn't want harmattan on maemo.org<http://maemo.org>.

For me the question is if maemo.org<http://maemo.org> ends with the n900 or if maemo.org<http://maemo.org> is really "nokia linux devices", right now basically IF it includes or not Harmattan.

Since Nokia/Meego fallout I hoped Nokia would promote Harmattan as maemo and not meego but it didn't happen.

Like you, I don't think nostalgia is enough. I wouldn't loose sleep to say that maemo.org<http://maemo.org> is dead if it is not meaningful or if there is a "better place" out there but... I have seem enough noise around harmattan that could justify its existence IF we can invite it over with open arms.

The fact that we have many attempts of creating "n9 web sites" tells me that we have a "need". Honestly, me and my n9/n950 feel homeless ... meego.com<http://meego.com> just doesn't feel right... developer.nokia.com<http://developer.nokia.com> feels too much like "just nokians"... qt is the closest but it is not for everybody (just developers).... Maemo.org was (is?) the place where you would talk to developers and with people that didn't have a clue about how to develop software but "knew" about community, design or whatever - just  interesting people that you would like to talk to with something in common !

On the applications front is no better... Soon we will need a catalog of software catalogs... Extras with all its defects was the place that you would go to find software for the n900. Ovi store was a distant second that would host the non-open-source projects because they weren't welcome on Extras.


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