[maemo-community] N9 device seeding activity

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Thu Apr 19 18:32:24 EEST 2012

Let's say we could have a nice amount of N9s (*) for a maemo.org 
centered device seeding activity. I could get them as part of two lines 
of work where the maemo.org community might want to play a role:

- Encouraging developers bringing stable & interesting apps to the Nokia 
Store. There is a source of inspiration at 

- Encouraging developers to port & develop apps to Qt 5, getting 
familiar and ready for the next big Qt iteration and providing feedback 
to the developers at http://qt-project.org & 

If needed, a few devices could be invested in side activities related to 
these tracks:

- Improvements in apps infra at maemo.org or the evolution of COBS / 
apps.formeego.org / etc.

- Improvements in Qt 5 support in the N9.

What do you think?

Ideally Nokia would provide to the community an amount of devices and 
the infrastructure to deliver them for free to the fortunate developers, 
using the http://developer.nokia.com infrastructure. The criteria and 
selection of recipients could be done by the community itself, and I 
could help wherever needed.

If you like the idea we can proceed. A good goal would be to have the 
recipients defined by the end of May, so we can have all the shipments 
during the first days of June. The closest we get to July the easier 
will be to get hit by Summer holidays delays.

(*) I can't 100% confirm a number today but let's say 100 N9s and 
(surprise surprise) the last batch of sealed N950s I know about (just a 
few units).

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