Minutes from maemo.org direction meeting
As mentioned on the front page, an open meeting was held to review the recent work of maemo.org, and discuss its future direction - especially in light of the MeeGo announcements. The meeting, held on IRC, was attended by numerous members of the community; paid contributors (including Niels Breet, Carsten Munk, Dave Neary, Andre Klapper, Karsten Bräckelmann, Henri Bergius); the Community Council (Andrew Flegg, Ryan Abel, Randall Arnold, Javier S. Pedro) and Nokia (in the form of Tero Kojo). Dave Neary acted as secretary, and published the minutes: We had the community meeting (not a sprint meeting as such, more a brainstorm about where we're at, how we're working, how we can set goals and work better), and I think it was useful. Here are the minutes. The main conclusion is that we are going to run a 7 day brainstorm to help set some priorities for the community and specifically for the council & staff for the next 6 months. The full transcript of the meeting is below.
Transcript of maemo.org direction meeting
As noted, here is the complete transcript of the meeting, where you can see the full (sometimes lively) discussion.
distmaster talks about his recent efforts for the N8x0
Carsten Munk, who has recently came under fire from N8x0 users for Mer's shift in direction following MeeGo's announcement and its inability to deliver in the short term on its ambitious goals, has outlined some of the work he's been doing for these devices: So, this is a new series of blog series on what I've done for the N8x0's lately. So people better see what I've actually tried to do for the owners of these devices. In this editor's opinion, both Carsten and the Mer project have been unfairly criticized for failing to deliver on unrealistic expectations, but it goes to show, once again, how important proper expectation management is (just ask the Open Pandora project). Carsten has handled the criticism with his usual aplomb and managed to smooth over ruffled feathers and help us all look towards making things better in the future.
Quim Gil moving to California
Quim Gil, the MeeGo Community Manager for Nokia and miscellaneous open source guy @ Nokia, will be moving to California this Summer. In short, the plan is to empty our house in Helsinki by the end of June, fly to San Francisco during our holidays in July and go back to work in August at the Nokia offices in Mountain View. Nokia's open source operations (particularly from the management side of things) have typically been heavily centralized in Finland. This is a nice change for the community who've typically had trouble getting ahold of community-focused people from Nokia and maemo.org outside of European operating hours. Good luck to Quim and his family in the move!