MeeGo community website coordination IRC meeting 2010-02-24 20:00 UTC
MeeGo's website was created by a few of the Moblin community ahead of time to ensure there was a website up when the announcement was launched. However, the merger/re-use of infrastructure and discussions about the future of the meego.com website will be held on IRC on Wednesday, 24th February at 20:00 UTC. Tero Kojo, the man who pays the bills for maemo.org, said, The target for this meeting is to get the ball rolling and see who can contribute and work on what parts of the site.
Meego Who's who in Maemo, Moblin and MeeGo
Andrew Flegg, your editor, needed to get a handle on who was involved in MeeGo professionally to-date and who the stakeholders in the Moblin community were. The new "who's who" page is an attempt to ensure that the well-organised Maemo community doesn't trample all over the Moblin community and the embryonic MeeGo community: There are the following sections: Technical Steering Group; Maemo community official stakeholders; Moblin community stakeholders; The page is getting fleshed out, so please add yourself if you feel it is appropriate.
Start planning the next Maemo, MeeGo and/or Moblin Summit
Quim Gil has kicked off a discussion as to where/how and when this year's Nokia-sponsored summit could take place: If you look at the 2 previous Maemo Summits and you look at MeeGo now, the natural conclusion is that the logical evolution is to have a MeeGo Summit. Nokia can then sponsor co-located/parallel Maemo 5 activities. This would more or less match the content of a third Maemo Summit, where anyway Harmattan would be driving the agenda. The two summits to date have been fantastic (and that'd've been without the loaning of 300 N900s!); so let's try and make sure this year's is even better and allows the Maemo, Moblin and MeeGo communities to get to know each other.
QA process exploited - fall-out
A commercial game developer distributing software through maemo.org Extras elected to bypass the Extras QA process by registering a number of puppet accounts. Niels Breet, the maemo.org webmaster, said: The quarantine skipping was because I missed a setting. So that one is my bad. The whole idea about showing who voted what was to prevent and catch things like happened here. This is clearly abuse and the packages will need to be pulled and the publisher will be banned from Extras. The bugs in the QA system that allowed this to happen are being addressed, hopefully an amicable resolution can be reached so the software can continue being distributed.
Discussion is underway to decide the details of a meego.com forum. Currently discussions around MeeGo are held on IRC, the MeeGo mailing lists, the Maemo mailing lists, talk.maemo.org, the moblin.org blogs and - finally - the Moblin mailing lists. Several peple very active in Talk have been mentioning here and there that MeeGo needs a forum. It's hoped that a further place will help consolidate these discussions. It's not entirely clear whether this is to reduce the MeeGo-related traffic on talk.maemo.org or to just to provide a home for the user-facing questions around an OS that has no users currently.
Karma calculations updated - agreed changes may need tweaks
The karma calculations which try to measure an individual's contribution to the Maemo community have been updated to include new contributing factors like Brainstorm and Extras-testing QA; and to try and provide a balance. However, the update has resulted in some dramatic shifts which weren't entirely expected. Valério Valério says, Well, that's a bug among others it seems, we didn't proposed any alteration to bugzilla karma, nor for favs that is also very low. Also there was a bug with the blogs karma, we reduced it (now max.10p) and guess what my blog karma is suddenly 3 times more. In your editor's opinion, if you look at maemo.org/profile/list/ and react in any other way than "Hmm, makes sense" the metrics are probably flawed! Hopefully the kinks in the new calculations will be ironed out shortly.