Quim Gil steps down from Meego Community Office due to changed role at Nokia
Quim Gil has, for a long time, been Nokia's open source community advocate/manager. With the formation of the MeeGo project, this meant he was the MeeGo Community Office, with his Intel counterpart, Dawn Foster. Now, however, he's focusing on Nokia's upcoming Harmattan device and stepping aside to let more people into the CO: After #feb11 there was a weak justification to keep sharing the Community Office coordination with Dawn, and it even made less sense to have a Nokia employee leading the MeeGo project marketing efforts. I proposed these changes to Dawn and Brian already in February / March but we decided to leave it until we had a chance to meet face to face in the MeeGo Conference. In practice I haven't been active in those roles for a while, letting Dawn and Brian work on them without any interference from my side. New members of the Community Office are Randall Arnold (Device Programme), Brian Warner (Marketing), Niels Breet (Apps). These nominations will go to the MeeGo Technical Steering Group for approval.
LinuxCon Brazil & Prague, submit MeeGo sessions by 8th July
Dawn Foster has announced the opening for session submissions to the MeeGo LinuxCon Brazil & Prague mini-summits: We will be having MeeGo Mini-Summits at the LinuxCon events this year in Vancouver (August 17 - 19), Prague (Oct 26 - 28) and Brazil (Nov 17 - 18). The Mini-Summits are basically a MeeGo track with 4-5 sessions at each of the events. If you want to present at these events, you need to submit a session through the normal Call for participation process. Note that the call for participation for Vancouver is closed and talks should be selected / announced in the next few days.
IT infrastructure for meego.com
David Greaves gives an overview of the work of the MeeGo IT team: The MeeGo IT team looks after the infrastructure running MeeGo.com websites and services including the main site, wiki, conference, apps, news, Bugzilla, Community OBS, MXR, BOSS, ircbot, CAS, SDK, QA, Forums etc. We also manage DNS, LDAP, Nagios, backups and other internal services. We have over 50 virtual machines mainly running Debian Squeeze on top of opensuse 11.4 Xen hosts with LVM. This email also reignited discussion of the email<->forum interface that was one of the initial requirements for forum.meego.com. Back in April, server strain was one of the final obstacles which, with the MeeGo IT team running the forum on their VM infrastructure, should now be removed.