Brainstorms, category

Developers should get karma based on the relevance of their software

Posted on 2009-09-10 19:35 UTC by Quim Gil. Status: Under consideration, Categories:

Currently the developers receive karma basically based in how many Garage projects are maintaining or involved with. This is actually a not very relevant statistic: one developer might have only one project making happy to 100.000 users (see Mplayer) while other might have opened 14 garage projects for 14 command-line direct ports of Debian that actually nobody uses or could care less about.

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Watching brainstorm

Posted on 2009-07-14 10:59 UTC by Graham Cobb. Status: Under consideration, Categories:

In order to make Brainstorm more effective there should be a good way to watch/track what is going on without having to come back to check the pages for changes.

I would like to be able to see what new ideas/problems are being posted, what suggestions and comments are being posted for the ideas I am interested in and how ideas are changing state.


Proposed Talk forum improvements for 2010

Posted on 2009-12-15 07:02 UTC by Randall Arnold. Status: Under consideration, Categories:

There's been a great deal of discussion at about the discussion forum needing a redesign and/or usability improvements.  This is your opportunity to provide guidance (no guarantee at this point though that a resource will be available-- this is just to propose ideas to start).

Feel free to add your Solution(s) for a preferred discussion layout.  Detailed outlines, flow diagrams and the like will be especially helpful in an endeavor like this, so try to represent your suggested layout(s) visually and link to your Solution(s).


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Brainstorm should be a karma source

Posted on 2009-09-14 23:44 UTC by Attila Csipa. Status: Under consideration, Categories:

Brainstorm, as a gathering place for ideas and solutions, could be an excellent source for community karma. List your scoring proposals below. How much would you give for an idea ? And for a solution ? Thumbs up ? Thumbs down ?


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.


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