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2014-07-15 Meeting Minutes

2014-07-19 13:58 UTC  by  Jussi Ohenoja
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Meeting held on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)

Attending: Philippe Coval (rZr), Peter Leinchen (peterleinchen), Gido Griese (Win7Mac), Paul Healy (sixwheeledbeast), Ruediger Schiller (chem|st), Niel Nielsen (nieldk), Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme).

Absent: Joerg Reisenweber (DocScrutinizer05)

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):
- Inaugural meeting of the new Maemo Council 2Q/2014
- Discussion on Council work media
- Comments by DocScrutinizer05>

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

  • The meeting started at 20:01 UTC. The new council assembled, and juiceme welcomed the new members.
  • The election results can be seen on the voting page. There was discussion on the vote counting algorithm (STV) and the number of ballots cast in the election.
  • The council decided to continue the present practice of having weekly meetings on tuesdays at 20:00 UTC. All council members live on UTC, UTC+1, UTC+2 zones.
  • There was some discussion of the roles in the Council. After discussion nieldk proposed peterleinchen as Chair & Secretary and juiceme seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous (4/4) and peterleinchen accepted the position.

Topic (Discussion on Council work media):

  • There was discussion on how to handle the tasks and documents during council work; possibilities are to use piratepad or wikipage on Maemo for collaboration. The advantage of piratepad would be easy multiediting capabilities, on the other hand wiki is more secure.
  • The council voted to use a wiki page as work medium but as wiki cannot be set up as private, email ans piratepad are kept as alternative for in-progress/confidental work.
  • Sixwheeledbeast set up a wiki page for Council agenda.

Topic (Comments by DocScrutinizer05):

  • Joerg came on the IRC channel later when the meeting was over, having been taken ill, but he had the following comments;
    • The Council has only one set of rules which define what the council is and what the council does.
    • The Council is not subject to directives from any other body.
    • Council work is generally done in the public, unless mandated by specific necessity. For confidental work there is the council members mailing list.
    • Since Hildon Foundation has accepted the Maemo Council as its Council, the Maemo Council is also the Council of the new unified Maemo e.V. that is going to take over the responsibilities of Hildon Foundation.
Action Items:
  • N/A
Categories: council
hildonfound

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.

Categories: News
Jussi Ohenoja

Meet the new Q2 2014 Maemo Community Council

2014-07-15 05:38 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 Q2/2014 period.

The members of the new council are:

  • Joerg Reisenweber (joerg_rw)
  • Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme)
  • Niel Nielsen (nieldk)
  • Peter Leinchen (peterleinchen)
  • Philippe Coval (rzr)

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 today at 20:00 UTC for the formal handover with the passing council.

Jussi Ohenoja, Council Chair Q1/2014

On behalf of the outgoing Maemo Community Council

Categories: council
Jussi Ohenoja

2014-07-01 Meeting Minutes

2014-07-03 06:59 UTC  by  Jussi Ohenoja
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Meeting held on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)

Attending: Joerg Reisenweber (DocScrutinizer05), Ruediger Schiller (chem|st), xes, Philippe Coval (rZr), Paul Healy (sixwheeledbeast), Peter Leinchen (peterleinchen), Gido Griese (Win7Mac), Tom Joyce (TomJ), dirkvl, Aaron McEwan (chainsawbike), Sebastian Krzyszkowiak (dos1), Martin Kolman (M4rtinK), Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme).

Absent:

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):
- General orienteering for the new council election candidates

Topic (General orienteering for the new council election candidates):

Action Items:
  • N/A
Categories: council
Jussi Ohenoja

2014-06-03 Meeting Minutes

2014-06-08 10:27 UTC  by  Jussi Ohenoja
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Meeting held on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)

Attending: Ruediger Schiller (chem|st), Gido Griese (Win7Mac), Joerg Reisenweber (DocScrutinizer05), Paul Healy (sixwheeledbeast), Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme).

Absent:

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):
- Discussion on the handling of device donations
- Status update on the Maemo e.V. registration
- Discussion on the ongoing Maemo Council election

Topic (Discussion on the handling of device donations):

  • chem|st asked juiceme to organize a rally to collect device donations to be used as prizes for future Maemo Contests.

Topic (Status update on the Maemo e.V. registration):

  • The bylaws have been now signed by juiceme, nieldk and DocScrutinizer. Next going to warfare.

Topic (Discussion on the ongoing Maemo Council election):

  • There are no Council candidates, and by original schedule there should be at least four candidates to enter voting phase.
  • Due to lack of candidates the schedule is extended by one month. New candidates are being requested for nomination until 30th of June 2014
  • Win7Mac and chem|st made a new banner on TMO to direct attention to ongoing elections.
  • sixwheeledbeast updated the elections page on Maemo Wiki
Action Items:
  • N/A
Categories: council
Philip Van Hoof

Let’s make things better

2014-05-23 16:58 UTC  by  Philip Van Hoof
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Matthew gets that developers need good equipment.

Glade, Scaffolding (DevStudio), Scintilla & GtkSourceView, Devhelp, gnome-build and Anjuta also got it earlier.

I think with GNOME’s focus on this and a bit less on woman outreach programs; this year we could make a difference.

Luckily our code is that good that it can be reused for what is relevant today.

It’s all about what we focus on.

Can we please now go back at making software?

ps. I’ve been diving in Croatia. Trogir. It was fantastic. I have some new reserves in my mental system.

ps. Although we’re very different I have a lot of respect for your point of view, Matthew.

 

Categories: condescending
Jussi Ohenoja

2014-05-13 Meeting Minutes

2014-05-17 09:21 UTC  by  Jussi Ohenoja
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Meeting held on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)

Attending: Ruediger Schiller (chem|st), Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme).

Absent:

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):
- Discussion on arranging the next Maemo Council election
- Discussion on maemo.gitorious.org

Topic (Discussion on arranging the next Maemo Counco election):

  • Juiceme has made the announcement of the election.
  • Woody has been very helpful and provided juiceme assistance on running the voting machine.
  • Juiceme has not yet had time to create a test election.

Topic (Discussion on maemo.gitorious.org):

  • HiFo was contacted by Nokia/Microsoft about the use of maemo.gitorious.org to the Maemo community and if it needs to be kept alive in this way as they want to discontinue the contract with gitorious.org.
  • Chem|st approached Gitorious' staff about possible solutions working out for us and Techstaff is looking into proper backups of these gits and hosting them our own.
Action Items:
  • N/A
Categories: council
Jussi Ohenoja

Dear friends and Maemoans, it has been a busy six months, and again it is time to elect a new Community Council for us.

The last election finished on Saturday 14th of December 2013 so the new election should be done by Saturday 14th of June 2014.

The schedule of the voting is as follows:

  • Nomination period starts now on the 5th of May 2014 and continues until 31st of May 2014.
  • Contemplation period starts on Sunday 1st of June 2014 and continues until Saturday 7th of June 2014.
  • Election period starts on Sunday 8th of June 2014 and continues until 14th of June 2014.

To get our community to continue strong, we need fresh people with fresh viewpoints to carry on the torch, so please think about volunteering for Maemo Council.

Currently there is lots of things going on, as the Maemo council is now the one unified Council, acting on behalf of the whole Maemo Community and its legal representation bodies, the Maemo e.V. (registered association, successor to HiFo) and the Hildon Foundation.

On behalf of the outgoing community council,

Jussi Ohenoja

Categories: council
Jussi Ohenoja

2014-04-29 Meeting Minutes

2014-05-05 13:47 UTC  by  Jussi Ohenoja
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Meeting held on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)

Attending: Joerg Reisenweber (DocScrutinizer51), Ruediger Schiller (chem|st), Sicelo, Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme).

Absent:

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):
- Discussion on arranging the next Maemo Counco election

Topic  (Discussion on arranging the next Maemo Council election):

  • The constraints for the election are:
    • Nomination period:        announcement ... 2014/05/31
    • Contemplation period:     2014/06/01 ... 2014/06/07
    • Election period:              2014/06/08 ... 2014/06/14
  • Juiceme promised to write the election announcement.
Action Items:
  • N/A
Categories: council
Philip Van Hoof

While Nemo Mobile OS doesn’t ship with udisks2 nor with the GLib/GIO GVfs2 modules that interact with it, we still wanted removable volume management working with the file indexer.

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Categories: english
Thomas Perl
As the versions of my apps on Nokia Store grow more and more outdated, I've decided to remove the apps from there and instead self-host them on my web page and/or put them on OpenRepos.net instead. A handful of apps stay on Nokia Store; those are mostly S40 apps or apps for which a Symbian version also exists.

Here's a list of my N9 apps that you can now get for free ("deb download" is as of posting this, for new versions visit the webpage or openrepos.net):
And here's a list of my N9 games that you can now get for free (again, "deb download" is as of posting this; new versions on the webpage or openrepos.net):
Of these, the "greatest hits" and most useful apps/most fun games are (in my opinion): Billboard, Volume+ As Camera Button and chro.mono, but also give qw The Game and Petals a try :)

A list of all my apps on OpenRepos.net is also available.

Please note that unless otherwise noted, do not copy the .deb files and distribute them yourself, please always link to the project webpage (the page, not the file) or the openrepos.net page - this makes sure users can always download the latest version and from a known-good source (always be careful when downloading and installing .debs from random webpages). For end users who want to stay up to date and install the packages comfortably, the Warehouse client for OpenRepos.net is recommended.

For some of these apps (not games) that are not open source yet, I plan to clean up and publish the source at some point in the future, so interested developers can have a look, add features and/or port it to new platforms.
Categories: apps
Ian Lawrence

A Bitcoin project

2014-03-26 21:10 UTC  by  Ian Lawrence
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Some words about hedging

The Bitcoin market is pretty fresh and unstable at the moment. It is greatly affected by any news on this market. We expect slow grow of exchange rates in the long-term. This assumptions is based on the following facts:

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Categories: Bitcoin