[maemo-community] Council Meeting

From: twilight312 at gmail.com twilight312 at gmail.com
Date: Mon Apr 16 16:23:09 EEST 2012
On nie 15 kwi 2012 16:21:38 CEST, Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:

> On 15 April 2012 15:03, robert bauer <nybauer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 2:43 PM, Quim Gil <quim.gil at nokia.com> wrote:
> > > 
> > > There is not much to discuss about the licenses that make Maemo since
> > > Nokia has no intention to touch that now.
> > 
> > Not surprising but disappointing nonetheless.
> There seem to be three distinct things being discussed, and I'm not
> sure everyone is on the same page (this is an observation, and it
> could be that *I've* got entirely the wrong end of the stick):
>     1) Create a self-governing, non-profit legal entity for maemo.org. It
> is         unclear (to me), what this would accomplish.
>     2) Relicense Maemo under a "Qt style licence". This would _appear_ to
> be         asking Nokia to open up source code they've said they haven't got
> the         staff or motivation to do.
>     3) Get a permanent licence grant for maemo.org to ship Nokia binaries
>           (e.g. flasher, firmware) and use them in the build process (SDKs in
>           autobuilder and COBS). This would have practical advantage and
>           requires formalising something permanently which is already
> happening.
> > > Whatever it is, I believe we can progress better moving this to a TMO
> > > discussion instead of IRC.
> > 
> > Many people don't think the forum is a good place to get things done. 
> > I tend to agree.
> I would suggest that an IRC meeting is useful after initial
> brainstorming/scene setting so that any specifics can be discussed.
> However, to get people roughly aligned would be better done via the
> mailing lists (the quoting and threading opportunties are better than
> TMO for this, I think, but as long as there's a core conversation in a
> single place, that's fine).
> HTH,
> Andrew
> -- 
> Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org  |  http://www.bleb.org/

+1 to option 3, at least AFAIU. Option 1 is totally different thing, that doesn't seem suitable right now, and may be or may not be suitable in future (and most likely, couldn't be limited to Maemo only).

So, from my side, it's now all about option 3.

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