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Date: Fri Sep 28 14:57:17 EEST 2012

"For those asking, yes a lot of the forum systems (including open
source ones) have vB migration tools. Sure, a cheaper or free forum
system can be used but think about the expertise of the volunteer who
intend to administer it (both the front and back end). Think about
daily backup, DDoS attacks, automated spammer attacks, etc. The
administrator(s) should be able to perform/monitor/avoid these 24

There is also the task of creating custom plug-ins. As an example, TMO
has a custom plug-in that links with the Maemo.org membership database
so karma can be computed correctly off the members' TMO posts/thanks.
Not all forum systems have the 'Thanks' feature, so think about how
that can be supported and the thanks data migrated."

On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 2:59 PM, Pau Garcia i Quiles
<pgquiles at elpauer.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> There are migration tools to convert from vBulletin to SMF, for instance:
> http://download.simplemachines.org/?converters;software=3Dvbulletin
> http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=3D288034.0
> AFAIK, SMF requires less resources than vBulletin, so a less powerful (an=
d cheaper) hosting may be enough, specially given that Maemo is (sadly) not=
 exactly in its brightest moment.
> BTW, why doesn't Hildon Foundation join forces with Mer Project (or even =
merge) ?
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 8:47 PM, Iv=E1n G=E1lvez Junquera <ivgalvez at gmail=
.com> wrote:
>> TMO forum started being part of maemo.org more than 3 years ago with fun=
ding from Nokia. Previously it was part of the web site Internet Tablet Tal=
k, privately founded by Reggie Suplido and dedicated to the initial Nokia M=
aemo devices.
>> The Internet Tablet Talk first and TMO later, have been the glue for thi=
s amazing community that we have, providing an efficient way of communicati=
on between developers and end users, not just a place for discussion and co=
>> Reggie has been the administrator and owner of forums since the very beg=
inning, and thanks to him a lot has been accomplished. However, now that No=
kia is stopping activities around Maemo and Meego, continuation of forums w=
as at risk.
>> The cost of maintenance for current host solution was too expensive ($46=
8/month) to be funded by the Hildon Foundation. Continuing in the same way =
was clearly difficult so migration to a cheaper solution was somehow mandat=
>> Finally, Reggie has decided to donate the forum to the Hildon Foundation=
>> "I will be stepping down as the TMO administrator effective January 1, 2=
013. I have decided that I will be donating the database to the foundation.=
>> "I saw my name mentioned in one of the board meetings about the possibil=
ity of becoming the admin of maemo.org. I appreciate the offer
>> but I have to decline as of this time."
>> From the Hildon Foundation we want to thank Reggie for this contribution=
 and for all the time and efforts he has shared with us.
>> Now we have different constraints that affect the migration of the serve=
>> - Lack of funds to pay a new hosting service and a vBulletin license. Pl=
ease donate!
>> - Man power to migrate and administrate the forums. Board and Council ar=
e conducting a survey to address it.
>> - Concerns about data privacy laws if we move the service from the U.S. =
to Europe.
>> Migrating to an OSS might be doable in the near future but at this point=
 it could be very difficult to accomplish, as we lack resources and time. H=
owever, if anyone with the required knowledge is interested in starting suc=
h a project for migration, please contact with Council.
>> --
>> Iv=E1n G=E1lvez (ivgalvez)
>> The Hildon Foundation
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> --
> Pau Garcia i Quiles
> http://www.elpauer.org
> (Due to my workload, I may need 10 days to answer)
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