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Jussi Ohenoja

2015-12-01 Meeting Minutes

2016-01-07 11:18 UTC  by  Jussi Ohenoja
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Meeting held 2015-12-01 on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)

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Categories: news
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Coding Competition 2016

2015-12-18 20:55 UTC  by  Jussi Ohenoja
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As you may have already noticed in the recent Meeting Minutes, current Council is about to prepare a Coding Competition (CC) for 2016. In times like these, without Nokia or any other corporate entity sponsoring prizes/devices, there are of course limited resources for big giveaways. Nevertheless we believe the approach is worth it. :) We are relying on your donations.

Looking at last CC's, this time it will probably be more of the supportive kind than rival in the first place. Basically we want to support the ongoing AND future software development in a way that ideally, the winners will get the "right" devices to carry on their efforts or even to the next level (e.g. cross-platform).

Now since no current Councilor has ever arranged a CC, we would like to hear your thoughts on how to get it "right", satisfying community demands (SW) as well as individual developer demands (HW). Please share your ideas! And if you've been involved in organizing recent CC's and are willing to help, please holler. And we sure need help in having an uptodate wiki page.

Furthermore, we are calling all owners of now unused devices to consider donating* them for this CC, respectively to MC e.V., who will be responsible for collecting donations and funds. Especially we are looking at those that got rewarded in recent CC's or device programs (N950 anyone? ;)).

* or selling them for a reasonable price.

The voting webinterface will be the same as for the Maemo Council elections, so jury will be you. We also need you to scrutinize the submitted code (ideally installable/executable + binary). It is undecided yet wether or not to accept closed source apps. As the Council is organizing this CC, it will only intervene if a need occurs. Please help make sure conditions and rules are distinct.

Ideas for categories:

- Old NIT‘s

- Fremantle

- Harmattan

- Sailfish OS

- "Port it/cross-platform"

- "Maintain it" (packages, CSSU)

- "Update/Fix it"

- "Bugfix it" (known, yet unresolved bugs)

- Core development or "Free it" (backport, clone, replace or supersede closed packages)

- Recent contributions (recent major releases)

- Wishlist (rewarded if/when completed)

- Beginner (first release)

A variant could be to have category "Update/Fix it" for each of the 4 device categories if it can be expected to have enough entries (and prizes).

Ideas and suggestions welcome. :)

Categories: news
Jussi Ohenoja

2015-11-24 Meeting Minutes

2015-12-01 09:20 UTC  by  Jussi Ohenoja
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Meeting held 2015-11-24 on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)

Attending: Peter Leinchen (peterleinchen), Bernardo Reino (reinob), Halit Bal (HtheB), Gido Griese (Win7Mac), Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme)

Partial: Rudiger Schiller (chem|st)

Absent:

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):

  • Council roles reorganization
  • Spam mail through Maemo accounts
  • How to handle user requests to remove projects
  • Code of Conduct
  • Maemo Coding Competition 2015
  • Elections handling and management

(Topic Council roles reorganization):

  • It was suggested that juiceme as the interim Council secretary should continue in the secretarial role, while other chair roles should be performed by HtheB.
  • Juiceme accepted the motion on the concession that minutes might be a bit late on publishing due to fair amount of other urgent work. This was okayed by the Council.

(Topic Spam mail through Maemo accounts):

  • There is spam email coming to the Council mail bouncer and the Maemo mailing lists. As an addition to the general annoyement caused by spam email there is also the issue of the "bad press" Maemo could be getting when allowing spamming though our infrastructure.
  • There was a lot of talk about the issue, as it is a bundle of different things; spam trough the council/board/techstaff bouncers is difficult to handle but it affects only few people, but spam to community/development lists has potential to go to thousands of users.
  • The mailing lists are protected, there is subscription and moderation to take care of the spam.
  • It seems that maemo.org mail server might be vulnerable to spoofed spam mail, however the recipients for that are single users, not multiple targets. That needs to be solved with techstaff help.
  • Otherwice spam is unfortunately fact of life due to the structure/specification of SMTP mail; it is largely responsibility of the email recipients to have sufficent filtering on their inboxes..

(Topic How to handle user requests to remove projects):

  • An user was unable to remove his garage project and user account. Shold that be possible, or is techstaff assistance always required?

(Topic Code of Conduct):

  • It was decided that the Code of Conduct should be published in both Wiki and legal/terms-of-use pages.
  • Reinob has published the CoC to the mailing list.

(Topic Maemo Coding Competition 2015):

  • Discussion on competition continues in the Council, when the rules are sorted out it will be published.

(Topic Elections handling and management):

  • Juiceme offered to have introduction to the voting engine for new Council members.

Action Items:
  • old items:
    • The selected Code of Conduct (KDE) still needs to be published on TMO.
    • Looking into automatic calculation of election results ...
    • Arrange Council status on TMO for new Council members
  • new items:
    • Discuss spam handling with techstaff.
    • Finalize the coding competition rules.
Categories: council
Jussi Ohenoja

2015-11-03 Meeting Minutes

2015-11-17 18:05 UTC  by  Jussi Ohenoja
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Meeting held 2015-11-03 on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)

Attending: Bernardo Reino (reinob), Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme), Peter Leinchen (peterleinchen)

Partial: Rudiger Schiller (chem|st)

Absent: Halit Bal (HtheB), Gido Griese (Win7Mac)

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):

  • TMO forum swearword filter
  • Maemo Coding Competition 2015

(Topic TMO forum swearword filter):

  • General feeling is that there should be no need for filters like that, unless for example mandated in some countries/locations.
  • There however seem to be some people who like to have it, so we should have an election to decide what to do about it.
  • This would also be a nice pretext to have a test election to train new Councillors to handle elections.

(Topic Maemo Coding Competition 2015):

  • Discussion on competition basic rules, whether to have categories based on device type or application type or something between..
  • The Council will continue to refine the idea further before presenting to the community.

Action Items:
  • old items:
    • The selected Code of Conduct (KDE) still needs to be published on TMO.
    • Looking into automatic calculation of election results ...
  • new items:
    • Arrange Council status on TMO for new Council members
Categories: council
Jussi Ohenoja

2015-09-15 Meeting Minutes

2015-10-20 17:01 UTC  by  Jussi Ohenoja
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Meeting held 2015-09-15 on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)

Attending: Bernado Reino (reinob), Halit Bal (HtheB), Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme), Peter Leinchen (peterleinchen), Gido Griese (Win7Mac), Rudiger Schiller (chem|st), William McBee (gerbick), Paul Carlin (endsormeans)

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Absent:

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):

  • Inaugural meeting of the new Maemo Council 2Q/2014
  • Other business

(Topic Inaugural meeting of the new Maemo Council 2Q/2014):

  • The Council election results were published, and new elected council is Htheb, juiceme, peterleinchen, reinob and Win7Mac.
  • The new Council discussed possible meeting day-of-week and time, and decided that continuing too have meetings on tuesdays is fine. Since all Councillors are from european timezones it was decided that the meetings would be held at 21:00 CET/CEST.
  • There was some discussion on official roles, and finally HtheB was elected as Chairman of the Council.
  • New Councillors need IRC cloaks, mailing list membership and TMO blog posting rights.

(Topic Other business):

  • The Council needs to ensure that next GA meeting accepts the result of the referendum, change of the council rules.
  • There was discussion on the result of the referendum, as 9 people voted against it for some reason.
  • Juiceme presented the statistics on the donation campaign, and what to do with the leftover funds. He had consulted the main donors wikiwide (1000eur) and reinob (600eur) for their wishes on how the contribution should be handled. Wikiwide wishes to use it towards future TM registrations/renewals and reinob wishes it to be used for any necessary Maemo-related tasks. HtheB asked for possibility to have ads on TMO website for raising money but that got a mixed reaction.

Action Items:
  • old items:
    • The selected Code of Conduct (KDE) still needs to be published on TMO.
    • Looking into automatic calculation of election results ...
    • Contacting freemangordon and merlin1991 about auto-builder: CSSU-thumb target, GCC versions?
    • Getting maemo trademark registration (everywhere?) renewed (and transferred to MCeV) by the end of February (or within six months since expiry date).
    • Archiving Ovi/Nokia store, especially for Harmattan.
    • Contacting Daphne Won on Facebook and LinkedIn to get administrator rights on Facebook for a Maemo member to migrate the plugin to v2.0 API and maintain it in the future.
  • new items:
    • Arrange user rights for new Council members
Categories: council
Jussi Ohenoja

Meet the new Q2 2015 Maemo Community Council

2015-09-13 12:01 UTC  by  Jussi Ohenoja
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Dear Maemo community, I have the great honor of introducing the new Community Council for the upcoming Q2/2015 period.

The members of the new council are (in alphabetical order):

  • Bernardo Reino (reinob)
  • Halit Bal (HtheB)
  • Gido Griese (win7mac)
  • Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme)
  • Peter Leinchen (peterleinchen)

The voting results can be seen on the voting page

I want to thank warmly all the members of the community who participated in this most important action of choosing a new council for us!

The new council shall meet on the #maemo-meeting IRC channel next tuesday at 20:00 UTC for the formal handover with the passing council.

Jussi Ohenoja, On behalf of the outgoing Maemo Community Council

Categories: council
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Dear friends and Maemoans, as it happens we did not get enough confirmed candidates in the set nomination period, so according to the Council Election Rules we need to extend the nomination period by 4 weeks.

This will push all dates one month to future. The new schedule of the voting is as follows:

  • Nomination period continues until Saturday 29.08.2015
  • Contemplation period starts on Sunday 30.08.2015 and continues until Saturday 05.09.2015.
  • Election period starts on Sunday 06.09.2015 and continues until 12.09.2015.

Currently we have 5 confirmed candidates. (endsormeans, juiceme, reinob, Win7Mac, peterleinchen)

On behalf of the outgoing community council,

Jussi Ohenoja

Categories: council
Jussi Ohenoja

2015-07-28 Council Meeting Minutes

2015-08-02 20:23 UTC  by  Jussi Ohenoja
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Meeting held 2015-07-28 on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)

Attending: Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme), Peter Leinchen (peterleinchen), Gido Griese (Win7Mac), Paul Carlin (endsormeans)

Partial: Ruediger Schiller (chem|st)

Absent: Oksana Tkachenko (Oksana/Wikiwide), William McBee (gerbick), Alexander Kozhevnikov (MentalistTraceur)

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):

  • Ongoing Council Elections
  • TM donation status

(Topic Ongoing Council Elections):

  • Elections announcement and nominations
  • Wiki page
  • Juiceme asked if endsormeans is willing to run for Council, and after some consideration he accepted candidacy.
  • There are now four confirmed candidates (reinob, endsormeans, peterleinchen, juiceme) but more are needed.

(Topic TM donation status):

  • Bitcoin account setup is going on.
  • Win7Mac is going to contact reinob for assistance/information on TM related matters.
  • Recap on the expiring TM's;
    • Europe - already expired, needs immediate refresh
    • USA - already expired, will not be refreshed
    • Taiwan - 2016
    • Brazil - 2018
    • Singapore - 2019
    • Japan, Korea, Russia, Switzerland, Norway - 2020
    • Canada - 2023

Action Items:
  • old items:
    • The selected Code of Conduct (KDE) still needs to be published on TMO.
    • Looking into automatic calculation of election results ...
    • Contacting freemangordon and merlin1991 about auto-builder: CSSU-thumb target, GCC versions?
    • Getting maemo trademark registration (everywhere?) renewed (and transferred to MCeV) by the end of February (or within six months since expiry date).
    • Archiving Ovi/Nokia store, especially for Harmattan.
    • Contacting Daphne Won on Facebook and LinkedIn to get administrator rights on Facebook for a Maemo member to migrate the plugin to v2.0 API and maintain it in the future.
  • new items:
Categories: council
peterleinchen

2014-10-21 Meeting Minutes

2014-10-26 21:19 UTC  by  peterleinchen
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Meeting held 2014-10-21 on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)

Attending: (xes), Gido Griese (Win7Mac),
Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme), Peter Leinchen (peterleinchen)

Partial: Sicelo Mhlongo (sicelo)

Absent: Philippe Coval (RzR)

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):

  • Mailing list moderation
  • Dead/old/obsolete content on entry page http://maemo.org
  • Ongoing tasks: referendum, Code of Conduct, karma, e.V. sub pages, letter to Jolla

Topic (Mailing list moderation):

  • Jussi found out accidentally that the mailing list maemo-community bounces back a feedback to non-subscribed senders like "message is suspended until a moderator checks the content". But mails ending up in a queue that has not been checked for the last 1,5 years.
  • There was a short discussion about the way to handle:
    1.) we change the message to "posting is forbidden from unregistered accounts, please see bla bla bla..."
    2.) we actually get someone to check&moderate the postings. (council for example)
  • At the end juiceme took over the responsibility to check those logs from now on and moderate the mailing list(s).

Topic (Dead/old/obsolete content on entry page http://maemo.org):

  • On the top page of m.o are very old contents, like the announcements from 2013/2010. Furthermore the link to the "abandoned" Cordia project.
    And as I thought the Nokia links (which in fact are working and need to be there, at least the one to http://www.nokia.com/global/wayfinder).
    The one to https://developer.nokia.com is working, but not fully related to Maemo (but to MeeGo and therefore now MS).
  • So the council/board should decide what to do with that Cordia link. And if we keep the announcements ticker on entry page for e.V. reasons, or remove it and use t.m.o as announcement platform (as they belong together now).

Topics (Ongoing tasks: referendum, Code of Conduct, karma, e.V. sub pages, letter to Jolla):

  • Freemangordon showed up late and asked about contacting Jolla for fre(e)mantle source code support.
  • These topics were again shifted to be discussed in next week's meeting.

Action Items:
  • -- old items:
    • Check if karma calculation/evaluation is fixed. - Karma calculation should work, only wiki entries (according to Doc) not considered. To be cross-checked ...
    • NielDK to prepare a draft for letter to Jolla. - Obsolete
    • Sixwheeledbeast to clarify the CSS issue on wiki.maemo.org with techstaff. - Done
    • juiceme to create a wording draft for the referendum (to be counterchecked by council members). - See
    • Everybody to make up their own minds about referendum and give feedback.
    • Peterleinchen to announce resignation of DocScrutinizer*/joerg_rw from council. Done
  • -- new items:
    • Next weeks tasks: referendum, karma check, voting for Code of Conduct, sub pages on m.o for e.V., abandoned link/announcement ticker
Categories: council
peterleinchen

2014-10-14 Meeting Minutes

2014-10-18 18:35 UTC  by  peterleinchen
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Meeting held 2014-10-14 on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)

Attending: Gido Griese (Win7Mac), Paul Healey (sixwheeledbeast),
Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme), Philippe Coval (RzR), Peter Leinchen (peterleinchen)

Partial: (xes), Ruediger Schiller (chem|st)

Absent: Niel Nielsen (nieldk), Joerg Reisenweber (DocScrutinizer05)

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):

  • Swear filter on TMO (smartwatch)
  • DocScrutinizer/joerg_rw stepped down from Council!
  • Current Council members
  • Transition to Maemo e.V., referendum
  • Code of Conduct
  • Karma calculation

Topic (Swear filter on TMO (smartwatch)):

  • A lengthy discussion about the forum swear filter and its possibilities to be improved.
    At least to enable the upcoming topic 'smartwatch'.
  • Chemist stepped in and explained the difficulties and possibilities of this add-on module.
  • At the end the module is now set to filter out only full words and will allow the word 'smartwatch'.

Topic (DocScrutinizer/joerg_rw stepped down from Council!):

  • Joerg kept quiet and did not see the need to announce his resignation on official channel to the community .
  • The council decided unanimously to do so for him on community mailing list.

Topic (Current Council members):

  • After the resignation of Niel and Joerg the current council now consist of three persons:
    Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme),
    Philippe Coval (RzR),
    Peter Leinchen (peterleinchen).

Topics (Referendum, Karma, Code of Conduct):

  • Short discussion about upcoming referendum, the karma system and Code of Conduct.
  • These topics were shifted to be discussed in next week's meeting.

Action Items:
  • -- old items:
    • Check if karma calculation/evaluation is fixed. - Karma calculation should work, only wiki entries (according to Doc) not considered. To be cross-checked ...
    • NielDK to prepare a draft for letter to Jolla. - Obsolete
    • Sixwheeledbeast to clarify the CSS issue on wiki.maemo.org with techstaff. - Done
    • juiceme to create a wording draft for the referendum (to be counterchecked by council members). - See
    • Everybody to make up their own minds about referendum and give feedback.
  • -- new items:
    • Peterleinchen to announce resignation of DocScrutinizer*/joerg_rw from council.
    • Next weeks tasks: referendum, karma check, voting for Code of Conduct, sub pages on m.o for e.V.
Categories: council
Jussi Ohenoja

2014-10-07 Meeting Minutes

2014-10-11 11:28 UTC  by  Jussi Ohenoja
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Meeting held 2014-10-07 on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)

Attending: Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme), Philippe Coval (RzR)

Partial: Gido Griese (Win7Mac), Ruediger Schiller (chem|st), (Sicelo900v6)

Absent: Peter Leinchen (peterleinchen), Joerg Reisenweber (DocScrutinizer05), Niel Nielsen (nieldk)

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):

  • Discussion about resigned councilors and their behaviour

(Topic Discussion about resigned councilors and their behaviour):

  • Nieldk and DocScrutinizer have resigned from the Maemo Council. There was a lengthy discussion on the legitimate way to announce this.
  • As the resignation was done by announcement on TMO and on the Council mailing list, it was decided that a formal resignation notice should be posted to the Maemo Community mailing list by the former councillors.
  • Juiceme and RzR decided to consult peterleinchen on this and write a public letter to Nieldk and DocScrutinizer.

Action Items:
  • -- old items:
    • Check if karma calculation/evaluation is fixed. - Karma calculation should work, only wiki entries (according to Doc) not considered. To be cross-checked ...
    • NielDK to prepare a draft for letter to Jolla. - Obsolete
    • Sixwheeledbeast to clarify the CSS issue on wiki.maemo.org with techstaff. - Done
    • juiceme to create a wording draft for the referendum (to be counterchecked by council members). - See
    • Everybody to make up their own minds about referendum and give feedback.
    • Juiceme to send mail to DocScrutinizer/joerg_rw asking on behalf of council for a statement about his councilor status. - Done
    • Peterleinchen to check CSS bug and inform techstaff. - Solved.
  • -- new items:
    • N/A
Categories: council
peterleinchen

2014-09-30 Meeting Minutes

2014-10-08 22:29 UTC  by  peterleinchen
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Meeting held 2014-09-30 on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)

Attending: Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme), Philippe Coval (rZr), Niel Nielsen (nieldk), Peter Leinchen (peterleinchen)

Partial: Gido Griese (Win7Mac), Paul Healey (sixwheeledbeast)

Absent: Joerg Reisenweber (DocScrutinizer05)

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):

  • DocScrutinizer/joerg_rw stepped down from Council?
  • Transition to Maemo e.V., referendum
  • Open points, karma

Topic (DocScrutinizer/joerg_rw stepped down from Council?):

  • A longer discussion about whether DocScrutinizer/joerg_rw stepped down from council, or not?
    At least he said so on TMO a few times, but did not yet announce something to Council or on mailing list. Also he did not yet answer to a mail sent by juiceme (in private). Neither did he appear for the last 4 weeks meetings.
    Therefore the Council sees him fully absent. And will try to get an official statement from him once more.

Topic (Transition to Maemo e.V., referendum):

  • Juiceme's post request-for-comments on TMO about the relationship of the Council <-> the e.V. started to get some user comments.
    This discussion should continue on TMO and be the basis for the referendum text.
  • Juiceme asked chem|st about creation of web pages (sub pages on maemo.org) for the e.V.: techstaff should be asked for arrangement and giving rights to board members (i.e. juiceme, nieldk).

Topic (Open points, karma):

  • Short discussion abut open points. Especially the karma system.
  • Karma recalculation is okay, only wiki edits (according to Doc) should not work correctly.
  • Another point is/was the CSS bug on https://wiki.maemo.org.

Action Items:
  • -- old items:
  • Check if karma calculation/evaluation is fixed. - Karma calculation should work, only wiki entries (according to Doc) not considered. To be cross-checked ...
  • NielDK to prepare a draft for letter to Jolla. - Obsolete
  • Sixwheeledbeast to clarify the CSS issue on wiki.maemo.org with techstaff. - Done
  • juiceme to create a wording draft for the referendum (to be counterchecked by council members). - See
  • Everybody to make up their own minds about referendum and give feedback.
  • -- new items:
  • Juiceme to send mail to DocScrutinizer/joerg_rw asking on behalf of council for a statement about his councilor status.
  • Peterleinchen to check CSS bug and inform techstaff.
Categories: council