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Date: Fri Sep 28 14:57:17 EEST 2012
&quot;For those asking, yes a lot of the forum systems (including open<br>
source ones) have vB migration tools. Sure, a cheaper or free forum<br>
system can be used but think about the expertise of the volunteer who<br>
intend to administer it (both the front and back end). Think about<br>
daily backup, DDoS attacks, automated spammer attacks, etc. The<br>
administrator(s) should be able to perform/monitor/avoid these 24<br>
There is also the task of creating custom plug-ins. As an example, TMO<br>
has a custom plug-in that links with the Maemo.org membership database<br>
so karma can be computed correctly off the members&#39; TMO posts/thanks.<b=
Not all forum systems have the &#39;Thanks&#39; feature, so think about how=
that can be supported and the thanks data migrated.&quot;<br>
<div class=3D"HOEnZb"><div class=3D"h5"><br>
On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 2:59 PM, Pau Garcia i Quiles<br>
&lt;<a href=3D"mailto:pgquiles at elpauer.org">pgquiles at elpauer.org</a>&gt; wr=
&gt; Hello,<br>
&gt; There are migration tools to convert from vBulletin to SMF, for instan=
&gt; <a href=3D"http://download.simplemachines.org/?converters;software=3Dv=
bulletin" target=3D"_blank">http://download.simplemachines.org/?converters;=
&gt; <a href=3D"http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=3D2=
88034.0" target=3D"_blank">http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.ph=
&gt; AFAIK, SMF requires less resources than vBulletin, so a less powerful =
(and cheaper) hosting may be enough, specially given that Maemo is (sadly) =
not exactly in its brightest moment.<br>
&gt; BTW, why doesn&#39;t Hildon Foundation join forces with Mer Project (o=
r even merge) ?<br>
&gt; On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 8:47 PM, Iv=E1n G=E1lvez Junquera &lt;<a href=
=3D"mailto:ivgalvez at gmail.com">ivgalvez at gmail.com</a>&gt; wrote:<br>
&gt;&gt; TMO forum started being part of <a href=3D"http://maemo.org" targe=
t=3D"_blank">maemo.org</a> more than 3 years ago with funding from Nokia. P=
reviously it was part of the web site Internet Tablet Talk, privately found=
ed by Reggie Suplido and dedicated to the initial Nokia Maemo devices.<br>

&gt;&gt; The Internet Tablet Talk first and TMO later, have been the glue f=
or this amazing community that we have, providing an efficient way of commu=
nication between developers and end users, not just a place for discussion =
and comments.<br>

&gt;&gt; Reggie has been the administrator and owner of forums since the ve=
ry beginning, and thanks to him a lot has been accomplished. However, now t=
hat Nokia is stopping activities around Maemo and Meego, continuation of fo=
rums was at risk.<br>

&gt;&gt; The cost of maintenance for current host solution was too expensiv=
e ($468/month) to be funded by the Hildon Foundation. Continuing in the sam=
e way was clearly difficult so migration to a cheaper solution was somehow =

&gt;&gt; Finally, Reggie has decided to donate the forum to the Hildon Foun=
&gt;&gt; &quot;I will be stepping down as the TMO administrator effective J=
anuary 1, 2013. I have decided that I will be donating the database to the =
&gt;&gt; &quot;I saw my name mentioned in one of the board meetings about t=
he possibility of becoming the admin of <a href=3D"http://maemo.org" target=
=3D"_blank">maemo.org</a>. I appreciate the offer<br>
&gt;&gt; but I have to decline as of this time.&quot;<br>
&gt;&gt; From the Hildon Foundation we want to thank Reggie for this contri=
bution and for all the time and efforts he has shared with us.<br>
&gt;&gt; Now we have different constraints that affect the migration of the=
&gt;&gt; - Lack of funds to pay a new hosting service and a vBulletin licen=
se. Please donate!<br>
&gt;&gt; - Man power to migrate and administrate the forums. Board and Coun=
cil are conducting a survey to address it.<br>
&gt;&gt; - Concerns about data privacy laws if we move the service from the=
 U.S. to Europe.<br>
&gt;&gt; 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 t=
ime. However, if anyone with the required knowledge is interested in starti=
ng such a project for migration, please contact with Council.<br>

&gt;&gt; --<br>
&gt;&gt; Iv=E1n G=E1lvez (ivgalvez)<br>
&gt;&gt; The Hildon Foundation<br>
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&gt; Pau Garcia i Quiles<br>
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&gt; (Due to my workload, I may need 10 days to answer)<br>
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</div></div></blockquote></div><br><br clear=3D"all"><div><br></div>-- <br>=
Pau Garcia i Quiles<br><a href=3D"http://www.elpauer.org">http://www.elpaue=
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