GNOME mobile and Limo Foundation - was (Re: Meeting Minutes Published - February 1st, 2011)
- From: Frederic Muller <fredm gnome org>
- To: Andrew Savory <andrew savory limofoundation org>
- Cc: foundation-list <foundation-list gnome org>
- Subject: GNOME mobile and Limo Foundation - was (Re: Meeting Minutes Published - February 1st, 2011)
- Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 21:57:43 +0800
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.
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
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 (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
Thanks a lot.
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