[maemo-developers] How to destroy your community

From: Jeremiah Foster jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com
Date: Thu Jan 21 00:23:22 EET 2010
On Jan 20, 2010, at 23:21, Ryan Abel wrote:

> On Jan 20, 2010, at 1:04 PM, Jeff Moe wrote:
>> I've seen frequent mentions of how distinct maemo.org is from Nokia. But the reality seems that nothing at Maemo can really happen without Nokia's tacit approval. Is there anyone that has server access that isn't paid (directly or indirectly) by Nokia? Can we start getting the servers admin'd by community admins instead of depending upon Nokia? A first step would be to document (on the *outside/public*) wiki the current server arrangement. Another good step would be to get DNS off their servers. Until that happens, the whole "maemo is distinct from Nokia" is just a façade.
> Maemo is a trademark owned by Nokia and used for their software platform and their products. You're confusing Maemo and maemo.org (maemo.org being the community-owned website). In doing so, you're confusing the discussion and making it much more difficult to participate and arrive at a useful conclusion. "Maemo" and "maemo.org" are not equivalent interchangeable terms.

Nor are they as distinct as you would imply. 

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