[MeeGo-dev] [MeeGo-community] LF will not permit apps.meego.com : say hello to apps.formeego.org
texrat at ovi.com
Wed Aug 3 22:36:07 UTC 2011
----- Original Message -----
> From: David Greaves <david at dgreaves.com>
> To: Jeremiah Foster <jeremiah.foster at pelagicore.com>
> Cc: henri.bergius at nemein.com; brian.warner at linuxfoundation.org; niels at maemo.org; meego-community at meego.com; meego-dev at meego.com
> Sent: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 5:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [MeeGo-community] [MeeGo-dev] LF will not permit apps.meego.com : say hello to apps.formeego.org
> On 03/08/11 20:21, Jeremiah Foster wrote:
>> What is the purpose of "formeego.org
> <http://formeego.org>"? To host apps for
> The purpose is not yet defined but a starting point may be to identify services
> that are not sanctioned by the MeeGo trademark owner but which are nonetheless
> important to "the community".
>> And although it is not under the auspices of the LF, it is not a
> LF != MeeGo Community
> not by a long, long way ...
> Asking the community, as a whole, to re-assess how it relates to the trademark
> owner is not a fork. Nor is it in any sense abandoning MeeGo or the LF. It is
> understanding how best to structure an opensource project to deliver
> 'something' that is of value to organisations who wish to develop
> It helps acceptance to have an independent organisation to manage the trademark
> and compliance - LF does this.
> Equally it helps to have a community that is not hindered by the constraints of
> a commercial organisation - running certain tasks under an unbranded non-profit
> organisation may make it far less of an attractive target for the legal trolls
> and may be an appropriate way to support activities that LF have said they
> can't support.
> There need be no change in any day-to-day activities - merely a name change for
> the community (who really don't care *that* much) and a redirect of
> responsibilities for certain tasks that have legal risk.
David the efforts made and points raised by you and Thomas seem very reasonable and I'm thrilled to see it... with the caveat that I'm still discouraged by silence from the LF.
The community is indeed more than anything or anyone huddled under the LF umbrella and it's good to be regularly reminded of that. Of course there are aspects of governance that are out of our hands but when faced with a challenge like a community app "store" the community is well within its rights to drive and develop a solution. If nothing else I'm glad Thomas was able to secure permission to include "meego" in the community domain name.
Thanks to Nokia for their help too, and perhaps Intel's AppUp team may be a useful resource as well. it would be good to get their input.
Randall (Randy) Arnold
MeeGo Community Office: Device Program
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