[maemo-community] Open Letter from the Hildon Foundation Board to the Maemo Community

From: Ryan Abel rabelg5 at gmail.com
Date: Fri Nov 9 11:23:07 EET 2012
On Nov 9, 2012, at 2:36 AM, Piotr Jawidzyk <twilight312 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2012/11/8, Community Council: Ivan Galvez Junquera <council at maemo.org>:
>> By Tim Samoff, chairman of the Hildon Foundation Board.
>> Because of this, it is the current Board's opinion that the relational
>> dynamic between the community, the Council, and the Board should remain
>> very similar to how they existed between the community, the Council, and
>> Nokia in past years. And, because of this, it is the Boards opinion
>> that the community should continue to communicate directly with the
>> Council, and not necessarily with the Board. (Hence, discussion forums
>> such as "Ask the Board" are quite inappropriate for these purposes as
>> they never existed between the community and Nokia.)
> Thank you for your letter, Tim.
> Is there any particular rationale (other than historical comparison to
> Nokia->Council->community), for avoiding direct communication between
> Board and Community, and using Council as a proxy between those two?

Clear roles of responsibility and avoiding overlap of purpose?

> I'm quite concerned, as it seems that view on effectiveness of
> Council<->Nokia cooperation wasn't always positive (or, more
> precisely, was *rarely* seen as acting as it should).

In relation to what? Nokia's management of the site infrastructure (which is the Nokia role that the Hildon Foundation is taking ownership of) was just fine communication-wise. The communication issues with Nokia were related to the platform, bug handling, and strategy. None of these topics are relevant to the Hildon Foundation.
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