A great deal of useful conversation during Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit 2010 (LFCS2010) earlier this year revolved around what a MeeGo community should look like. There are of course numerous aspects to this but for now I want to focus on three only: what sort of constituency would best benefit MeeGo, how could the website structure reflect, support and encourage that constituency, and what might this mean for maemo.org.
It might be helpful for the reader to browse through threads under Community Matters at the MeeGo discussion forum, as I will be referring to points raised there. However, that won’t be necessary for a high-level perspective. Regardless, a community is actually taking shape so I think it’s time to discuss a few subjects. Continue reading
Posted in Great Governance, Mentioning Maemo, Mentioning MeeGo, The Write Stuff, Views and Reviews
Tagged 2010, community, conference, forumnokia, governance, Greeters, Intel, LFCS, LinkedIn, Linux Foundation, Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, Maemo, maemo.org, MeeGo, membership, Nokia, structure
As many know I was recently privileged to attend the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit 2010 in San Francisco, California. After running out of juice trying to maintain community enthusiasm at maemo.org while simultaneously whipping it up for MeeGo, I was reinvigorated by the fresh energy permeating the conference. Seeing old acquaintances again, finally greeting others in person for the first time and making new friends always helps… as did the endless talks at various pubs and eateries about MeeGo’s future.
One aspect that renewed my faith was that even though 2009 did not turn out to be the breakthrough for open source that I had hoped, it looks like 2010 is setting the stage for this to be the case in 2011. For one, Nokia and Intel’s MeeGo venture strengthens the possibilities in my opinion. True, proprietary solution drivers are hardening their positions more now than ever, setting the stage for an eventual showdown that’s long overdue– but I expect open source to ultimately prevail and allow us to move past that exhausting argument and into the next awaiting world.
But even with its 5-year Maemo (along with Moblin) legacy, MeeGo still represents a beginning of sorts, and it will indeed be 2011 at least before it truly bears fruit– especially if recent product launches are any example. Meanwhile, what else will Nokia be doing to ensure its continued relevance?
Posted in Inviting Change, Mentioning Maemo, Mentioning MeeGo, The Write Stuff, Views and Reviews, Ways of Rocking
Tagged 2009, 2010, 2011, Apple, LinkedIn, Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, Maemo, maemo.org, MeeGo, Nokia, reorganization, RIM