Minutes from Maemo community meeting
Editor: Andrew Flegg
A last minute meeting was organised by the new Maemo Community Council which touched on a number of topics. Momcilo Majic shared the meeting minutes & log: Unfortunately we had to skip topics #5 and #6 - the meeting was longer than expected. There was also interest from the CSSU project. Unfortunately by that time most of participants were not available. I hope we can include that for the next meeting as well.
The main topics covered were: MeeGo coding competition voting; maemo.org future - DNS/infrastructure/...; talk.maemo.org issues; (unpaid) volunteers for maemo.org administration; Mer.
Poll to rename MeeGo Community Edition (as part of move to base on Mer) open
Editor: Andrew Olmsted
Carsten Munk announced that going forward the MeeGo Community Edition (MeeGo CE) is going to need a new name as it will be based on Mer. We (as in the steering group) like to query the community for ideas on what to call the Community Edition in the future. Currently our splash screens says MeeGo 1.3 Community Edition which will be increasingily inaccurate as we're working to rebase CE on top of the Mer Core.
There is a poll containing nearly 100 suggested names and includes a spot for new proposals. It looks like the community has its work cut out for it choosing a new name.
Scope/breadth of Mer
Carsten Munk has clarified the aims of the Mer Project and why concentrating on a Core-only approach makes sense:
1) It was seen in MeeGo that reference UX'es got preferential treatment in the core, subverting any process, especially when it came to big reveals - which caused the total breakdown of a open and working requirements process.
2) We want to move much of the politics out of the Mer project and motivate people to create and build their own projects, though basing
Carsten goes on to clarify that he's expecting most users of Mer will be small/medium-sized vendors who want to rapidly build Qt-based devices for, for example, vertical markets.