How should the community around Jolla look?
Editor: Ryan Abel
The Jolla announcement two weeks ago was a big event for those of us in the Maemo and MeeGo communities, but it brought with it little in the way of specific information or structure. Jolla's public face is essentially limited to a Twitter feed (@JollaMobile), but this presents an opportunity to provide input on what the community and infrastructure around Jolla might look like, and Carsten Munk put that question to Maemo community on Talk last week: How would you guys like the community to look around Jolla SW/HW etc? The aggregate experience of folks in the Maemo community on these matters is significant, to say the least, and similar questions were addressed when MeeGo.com was first being put together in early 2010. Henri Bergius posted his thoughts on MeeGo.com's structure on his blog at the time, and, in this editor's opinion, it still applies for Jolla. Two big takeaways from the maemo.org experience, though, are making sure there's buy-in from people empowered to make decisions before launching services which revolve around products (Bugzilla and Brainstorm), and to pursue more aggressive moderation of the forum (especially as the community grows).