Brainstorms, category Marketing

Undelayed bugfix releases for Nokia (open source) packages.

Posted on 2009-12-03 11:49 UTC by Ville Reijonen. Status: Under consideration, Categories: User Experience, Devices, Marketing.

Nokia has few applications under open source licence such as Modest and application manager. Now, as case with Modest by the time of creation of this text, there are a few critical bugs/issues which affect a large amount of people. The fix is available in the source code but updated version of the package is not released until Nokia releases a full update. The lead time could be couple of months and the release times are never annouced beforehand.

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Open source software distributed via

Posted on 2009-11-21 20:04 UTC by Quim Gil. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Marketing,, Other.

The Ovi Store has no problems in the publication and distribution of open source software per se. But in order to be approved as Ovi publisher you need to meet certain legal requirements usually not met by individual free software developers or even more complex projects handled by volunteers. In practice this means that open source applications don't have a simple way to reach end users via Ovi.

This might be a missed opportunity for open source software to get the acknowledge of average Nokia customers and to compete side by side with non-free / commercial alternatives.

Discussion: and content sharing

Posted on 2009-10-09 12:23 UTC by Isko Salminen. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Marketing.

How do we make and to work better together?


Maemo Merchandise Store

Posted on 2009-10-26 06:48 UTC by Kasi Viswanath. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Marketing, Other.

Considering that Maemo already has got some traction with people all around the world, it might be a good idea to promote it further by selling Maemo Merchandise. This would also satisfy Maemo's fans/well-wishers in getting those t-shirt which they only currently dream of :)

The Maemo Merchandise Store (MMS) can start with the regular common stuff like T-shirts, tea/coffee mugs, water bottles, usb drives, caps, stickers, etc.

This can be done either by Nokia or by someone interested (or experienced in this stuff) from the community. Either may choose to do this for a reasonable profit too.

Throw in your votes if you think this is well-worth it. Enough votes might actually turn this into reality!

EDIT: Interesting discussion and any possible doubts on licensing issues clarified here: (Thanks @Texrat)


Developer and Applications promotion

Posted on 2009-10-09 13:35 UTC by Isko Salminen. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Marketing.

How can Nokia do the best possible job to promote applications and the people behind them through