[maemo-developers] About the upcoming maemo user karma

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Fri Nov 2 17:21:25 EET 2007
On Nov 2, 2007 5:33 AM, Quim Gil <quim.gil at nokia.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-11-01 at 11:48 -0400, ext Jesse Guardiani wrote:
> > Does that mean that projects hosted mostly off garage will receive
> > less karma per effort?
> As said, as for today most of the flesh is put on the success in
> Downloads and in this sense it doesn't matter where are your commits as
> far as your app has an entry in the application catalog and is receiving
> good rates.

I'm trying to work out if it's a problem when your most used
applications aren't actually on the tablet itself, so definitely don't
appear in the Application Catalog.

In this circumstance, I could move svn from my own Subversion server
to garage (I *am* thinking of creating a "Media Utils" project hosting
mediaserv and a renamed 770-encode), and that this would "help" my
karma (amongst the other benefits it'd get, like being patch tracking

Otherwise I'm "stuck" with doing what I'm doing now, which is earning
karma through blog posts which get favourited - which might well be

> We can't create a perfect karma system and we don't even pretend to do
> that. Any value can be tricked, any function can be improved and so on.

Indeed. I suppose the *real* question that nobody has asked yet, is
how much is the karma going to weigh in on device programmes, both
current and future?

Prestige and ego are fine things, but we all like cheap, shiny, new gadgets ;-)

> Still people can rate your apps & news if you took care to aggregate
> them to maemo.org. More can be done if we can extract data from i.e. ITt
> or Ohloh.net. Let's see how all this progresses.

I imagine it'd be trivally possible to extract post count from ITT -
suitably weighted within the karma system for the lack of any quality
metric on those posts.



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