[MeeGo-dev] WTF is Tizen !?!?! A takeover on MeeGo open governance!
fviard at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 12:35:08 UTC 2011
>From where come the decision of switching to tizen? MeeGo guideline
was supposed to be driven by open governance and meetings open to
everyone, what does this mean to switch like that without asking to
people of the community?
Who is the stupid guy that though that switching everything to HTML5
was the future? Someone coming from the wonderful failure that is the
google chromeOS project?
I don't say that adding an additional support for html5 apps in MeeGo
is not good. But today, you have a system that start to become usable
and to have its brand well known and you trash all of this in one day
Tell the truth, Tizen is an hostile action against MeeGo that is a
serious concurrent to LiMo that is currently nothing. Without Tizen,
Limo project would have been dead in few time as there is nothing and
no one is willing to use it.
Anyway, my MAIN CONCERN IS ABOUT THE GOVERNANCE:
Tizen looks like to be more a takeover against the open governance of MeeGo.
Just compare the governance of the two projects as stated in the
"about" pages of each one:
MeeGo™ is an open source project created by merging the Moblin and
Maemo software platforms, and is led by the MeeGo Technical Steering
Group (TSG). The governance model is based on meritocracy and the best
practices and values of the Open Source culture. The MeeGo project
lives under the auspices of the Linux Foundation.
MeeGo is open to all contributors
There are no admission processes, contracts, or membership fees for
MeeGo, just your desire to join the project and contribute.
Anyone can contribute by:
Helping with wiki documentation
Participating in other community efforts and programs
Membership in most project teams (Release Engineering, QA, Program
Management, etc.) is invite-only and will mainly be open to people at
companies who are building products based on Tizen. However, Community
Office, Localization, and some Middleware development teams will be
open to participation on a merit basis.
Compare the: "open to all contributors" to the "invite-only to companies".
So, If you are not working at Intel or Samsung, the only part that you
will be able to take in this project is to fill bugs and dev apps.
Question: How the linux foundation legitimate a project that is not
based on open governance and transparency?
To anyone, please show here your agreement if you share the same
feelings ! And don't legitimate this takeover!
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