Who makes the maemo community?
Back to Helsinki, full of thoughts and ideas exchanged yesterday around the maemo track in LinuxTag @ Berlin. The slides of my presentation are available, but they are mostly a background for my speech, that was recorded and will be uploaded hopefully soonish.
Among other things, we kicked off 10 days of brainstorm about maemo.org, the online space of a community. Some ideas are starting to be structured around the 100 Days action plan and the Agenda 2010. I wonder though if all we are happy and on the same page about a basic question: what is and what should be the target audience of maemo.org? Who makes this community?
Open source development for Internet tablets, says the current homepage. Is this reflecting the reality today and the scope this community wants for the future?
- Open source would be the core of a wider area around openness? There are projects that are releasing soon, often, listening to feedback, discussing with users and other developers, yet they license they choose is not open source. Are they inside or outside the maemo community?
- Development would be the core of a wider area around collaboration. This is a general trend around open source development: there are many areas where non-developer contributors get involved and produce amazing stuff. Are they inside or outside?
What if maemo.org would evolve to a community of open collaboration? Software developers and open source insiders would still be a strong reference, like the Grand Prix pilots and mechanics, but the space would be also open to anybody excited just about doing any kind of maemo related stuff together.
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