[maemo-developers] About the upcoming maemo user karma

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Thu Nov 1 14:57:16 EET 2007

We are near to implement user karma in maemo.org. Like most karma
systems, it is used as a nice add-on to promote and show off those
investing time and energies in the project.

We are fine tuning the equation, that currently takes into account the
activity in several corners of maemo.org:

- your applications in Downloads, the more stars they receive the more
karma you get.

- your evaluation and comments in Downloads

- your participation in garage projects

- your activity in mailing lists (IMPORTANT: requires that your email
address is the same than in your maemo account)

- your wiki pages (created only, edited would take too much resources to
scan - sorry).

- your blog posts aggregated in planet - favs and buries affect your

- your evaluation of posts in News

In the near future we plan to include more maemo-related data:

- your activity in garage projects (retrieving data from GForge is not
simple and we decided to go first for the Midgard-related chunk)

- your activity in bugzilla (same thing, IMPORTANT: requires that your
email address is the same than in your maemo account)

We could also add direct evaluation from users to users following the
same 5 star schema of Downloads (the fav/bury of News would be too hard
isn't it?)  :)

We are also open to retrieve data from external services i.e. Internet
Tablet Talk or Ohloh.net. For that we need an API or a way to get
numbers from users, and way for users to claim identity in these

Ideas and suggestions are welcome.

Quim Gil - http://maemo.org

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