quim.gil at nokia
Apr 2, 2012, 1:51 PM
On 04/02/2012 01:38 PM, ext Jan Knutar wrote:
maemo.org hosting (was Re: Maemo Elections - Extended)
> On Monday 02 April 2012, Quim Gil wrote:
>> What is the reason in moving away from maemo.org?
> I know of several people who are convinced that any day now, there will
> be a sudden and unannounced switch off of maemo.org in order to drive^W
> restrict traffic to Ovi^W??? Store. For this reason they're running
> regular backups of the repositories, afraid that all the software will
Ok, this is not going to happen. Whatever happens we will know 3-6
months in advance since this is how budgeting goes. All 2012 is covered
as we speak (and afaik it was never under question). The time to discuss
about 2013 will start approximately after the Summer. It's always like
this, by the way.
You have my word with my @nokia.com domain and all. You can quote this
whenever someone has fear, uncertainty or doubt about maemo.org hosting.
> Anyway, for argument's sake, if we theorized that the future direction
> of maemo.org/maemo_OS isn't much of anything, is that reason enough to
> switch it off? There are still users of Maemo and Maemo devices, and I
> bet most aren't community active, or even have a t.m.o. account, garage
> account or maemo.org account, but still use hildon-application-manager
> or fapm.
> I guess if extras is costing real money, it must be heavily used still?
For argument's sake I fully agree with you. Actually I haven't heard
anybody at Nokia thinking otherwise. This is why we keep funding
maemo.org hosting (and apps.formeego.org hosting too, just saying).
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