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Nokia Corporation (“Nokia”) and Hildon Foundation (“Hildon”) have announced an agreement regarding assigning Nokia’s Maemo trademarks, domain names and trademark applications to Hildon. The agreement includes the Maemo community website, www.maemo.org.

Nokia has been the owner of the features of the Maemo brand that have been used in connection with mobile devices and software distributed by Nokia, as well as supporting the maintenance of the Maemo Website for the Maemo community. Nokia has transferred the Maemo brand features to Hildon, who will continue to support the Maemo community.

Hildon shall assume the full responsibility and liability for the maintenance and support of all the activity that is and will be on-going on the Maemo Website. For clarity, Hildon is not responsible for customer support for Nokia mobile devices using Maemo, such as N900 and/or N9. Following the acquisition of substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business by Microsoft in April 2014, Microsoft is now responsible for the support of Nokia branded mobile devices. Local contact details can be found at www.nokia.com/global/wayfinder.

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Updates on the Hildon Foundation

2014-07-15 22:37 UTC  by  hildonfound
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Discussion started last year about moving the US-based Hildon Foundation non-profit operations to Europe. After a positive reception to the initial proposal, some further planning by the community, and a lot of foot work, work is progressing on setting up a German e.V. (which was selected due to limited options available in Europe).
The move serves several purposes:

  • It gets us out from under the cost and regulatory burdens of operating in the US. The US is expensive and difficult to operate in for small non-profits. Taxes and regulations from two major entities: the US Federal Government and the State of Pennsylvania (where the Hildon Foundation is registered), which both require annual paperwork be submitted on the fiscal operations of the entity, are expensive and time-consuming for an all-volunteer operation funded by donations.
  • It brings the major operations of maemo.org all within a single regulatory environment. The operations of maemo.org are almost exclusively hosted at IPHH in Germany, bringing the organizational stewardship into the Euro-zone reduces the number of regulator issues which must be understood and dealt with by the foundation.
  • Finally, it eliminates the large overhead involved with international money transfers. The hardware for maemo.org is hosted at IPHH (many thanks to them) in Germany, and with the billing currency in Euros, each transfer of the annual hosting-fee costs about $40 instead of the few cents it would cost wiring it from within the SEPA-Zone. Payments for hardware purchases, and other invoices are almost all going to entities in Europe, so eliminating the currency exchange overhead will significantly reduce costs for the continued operation of maemo.org.

The Hildon Foundation assets will need to be transferred to the new e.V. once its legal registration is completed. The Hildon Foundation will then be dissolved. This is slightly complicated by the aforementioned regulatory burdens in the US, but will hopefully be finalized by the end of the third quarter of this year. In terms of obligations, responsibilities and relationship to the community, this move has no effect: it is purely a technical measure to allow the Foundation to better manage the community’s assets.

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The incoming Hildon Foundation Board of Directors held their first meeting on Tuesday July 16th, 2013 at 19:09 UTC. The meeting was held in #maemo-meeting on the Freenode IRC network. A voice meeting to make it official by Pennsylvania incorporation laws was also held.

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Board Meeting Minutes of April 19, 2013

2013-05-11 21:10 UTC  by  hildonfound
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Board Members Attending:

  • Craig Woodard / Woody14619 (audio only)
  • Rob Bauer / SD69 (audio only)
  • Jim Jagielski / Jimjag (audio only)

Personnel and Organization

  • Motion by Craig Woodard to appoint Xes as co-sysop for maemo.org, with physical access to server if needed. Passed unanimously.
  • Motion by Robert Bauer to appoint Jacekowski as co-sysop for maemo.org, with physical access to server if needed, under supervision of other co-sysops and subject to their continuing consent. Passed unanimously.
  • Resignation of Cosimo Kroll as Treasurer was noted and circumstances of bank account discussed. Volunteers to be requested for Treasurer and appointed at next Board meeting.
  • Discussion of Secretary and Chair positions. Robert Bauer will continue as Secretary and Craig Woodard will be Chair.
  • Discussion of Board Meeting Schedule. Board members will communicate via email to determine schedule.
  • Discussion of roles of Hildon Foundation Council and Maemo Community Council. Colloquoy between Craig Woodard and Robert Bauer on background of the councils. Jim Jagielski recommends to continue the process of initiating a Hildon Foundation Council election process. Further colloquoy on the councils during which Jim Jagielski leaves meeting. Joint motion by Craig Woodard and Robert Bauer to continue with elections for Hildon Foundation Council at the same time as election for Maemo Community Council. Jim Jagielski not present and does not vote on motion.
  • Discussion of suggestion of special election for Board of Directors. Robert Bauer noted that special election of the current Board can be prompted by resignation of a Director and one of the remaining two Directors refusing to appoint a replacement for the resigning Director within 7 days.
  • Infrastructure Issues

  • Motion by Jim Jagielski to purchase SSL certificates for maemo.org immediately upon transfer of domain from Nokia. Passed unanimously.
  • Motion by Craig Woodard to reimburse Joerg Reisenweber up to $300 for purchase of hard drives subject to documentation. Passed unanimously.
  • Discussion of IPHH annual contract for server hosting and payment by Treasurer. Motion by Craig Woodard to sign contract. Passed unanimously.
  • Discussion of offering Hildon Foundation server to act as mirror for Qt project. Suggested by Craig Woodard to request Falk to discuss the matter with IPHH.
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Hildon Foundation Board Meeting

2013-04-17 02:24 UTC  by  hildonfound
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There will be a Board meeting at 14:00 UTC on Friday, April 19. The meeting will be a public conference (video/audio/chat) held on www.concert-oh.com (registration required).

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There have been some unfortunate rumors and efforts going on with respect to the Hildon Foundation Council. This post will hopefully clarify the current official status of Hildon Foundation Council and Maemo Community Council.

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Jim Jaglieski’s Letter of Introduction

2013-03-13 19:29 UTC  by  hildonfound
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Jim Jaglieski and Craig Woodward have been appointed as a replacement board members after the departure of Tim Samoff and Iván Gálvez Junquera. You all should know Craig from his work on the Maemo Community Council and as one of the primary drafters of the Hildon Foundation by-laws. Jim, however, is new to this community and has posted a letter of introduction on Talk:

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Board Minutes For Meeting On February 17, 2013

2013-02-18 04:53 UTC  by  hildonfound
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Board Minutes For Meeting On January 26, 2013

2013-01-31 03:13 UTC  by  hildonfound
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Jolla, Part 2…

2013-01-10 19:45 UTC  by  hildonfound
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Dear Jolla,

Thank you for your response to our Open Letter. As you can see from the community conversation regarding your response — here, as well as various social media circles — most of our members want more. The Hildon Foundation appreciate the invitation to become “true pioneers,” but in all honesty, the Maemo community has been a true pioneer for many years now as a unique open source initiative combining developers and users with a community repository of applications and platform components.

This being said, we understand that Jolla is a future that we would like to help make successful if possible. Currently, neither Jolla nor any Jolla affiliates affiliates (Mer, Nemo, Sailfish OS, etc.) have any sort of “community,” user base, or public space for communication to speak of. These assets can be extended if, for example, you are interested in a community repository, cross-platform development, or helping developers migrate to Sailfish. We had already intended to provide a public space for Jolla/Nemo/Sailfish and will continue to do so regardless. Would Jolla like to help with any of these efforts that will benefit Jolla?

We thank you for indicating on our website that Jolla agrees to support a Sailfish on N900 project. Of course, our community contains the world’s most knowledgeable developers on the N900 device. We would promote and host the project in a variety of ways to leverage our existing expertise and bring in new participants.

What type of support and/or cooperation does Jolla envision providing?

Thank you,
The Hildon Foundation

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Open Letter from the Hildon Foundation to Jolla

2013-01-04 01:54 UTC  by  hildonfound
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Dear Jolla,

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Happy New Year Maemo Community!

As we move into the new year, we’re also faced with a very new phase of life — that is, complete control of the maemo.org infrastructure, meaning community governance of the Maemo Community and everything that it implies (community servers and software repositories, various maemo-related software and technology, the talk.maemo.org forum and wiki, etc.). It’s a lot to fathom, but we are certain that if any community can handle it, this one can.

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