GNOME mobile and Limo Foundation - was (Re: Meeting Minutes Published - February 1st, 2011)

On 02/17/2011 10:50 PM, Andrew Savory wrote:
That's a good summary. I worked hard to help prepare the business case to justify continuing involvement, but I was not involved in the final decision making process. I'm personally sorry that our involvement with GNOME was so brief and that we did not have a chance to really fully engage with GNOME. On the plus side, we did manage to secure $10k from LiMo to GNOME for the 6 months we were advisory board members, so it's not all bad! I hope those funds can help GNOME go from strength to strength.

Dear Andrew,

Did the Limo foundation have any specific expectation? I know that a few of us are definitely into mobile and would like to see GNOME more successful on this front.

You're also well aware that most of us are volunteers or paid developers to work on specific tasks. Sometimes clarifying what one expects can wake up hopes and motivations among us (and our employers).

Maybe we could work toward some specific goals in the coming 12 months, which could make the Limo foundation reconsider its involvement with the GNOME project.

I'm saying that because we are currently trying to get feedback on how to give more satisfaction to organizations using GNOME technologies and getting responses is not always simple.

This is of course one of the ideas to explore, we could also try to organize hackfests focused on mobile topics/development. Hackfests work very well with GNOME developers and yeld both interest, relevant crowd and great results.

As a side note we're organization a conference in Bangalore[1] (together with a hackfest) for the GNOME 3.0 release. Bangalore is one of the biggest software development of the world and maybe we could try to run a mobile session as well. I believe that with clear objectives we can get both the developers and the local community more involved in the mobile side of GNOME and kick start some of the exciting things the Limo foundation was expecting. I am definitely up to lead the effort (assisted by some of the GNOME mobile gurus) if someone from your side is interested.

Thanks a lot.


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