|From:||David Greaves <david-FQ/kcb21CSxWk0Htik3J/w-AT-public.gmane.org>|
|Subject:||LF will not permit apps.meego.com : say hello to apps.formeego.org|
|Date:||Tue, 02 Aug 2011 07:44:43 +0000|
|Cc:||Henri Bergius <henri.bergius-ZpG/hlzQTXLQT0dZR+AlfA-AT-public.gmane.org>, brian.warner-hQyY1W1yCW8ekmWlsbkhG0B+6BGkLq7r-AT-public.gmane.org, Niels Breet <niels-41UWDLvetLrYtjvyW6yDsg-AT-public.gmane.org>, imad.sousou-ral2JQCrhuEAvxtiuMwx3w-AT-public.gmane.org, meego-dev-WXzIur8shnEAvxtiuMwx3w-AT-public.gmane.org|
cc'ed meego-dev as this may be of interest. Followup to meego-community please. Also cc'ed relevant forums. Over the past few weeks a few of us who have been involved in the MeeGo community infrastructure have been trying to solve a problem relating to MeeGo Apps : apps.meego.com After a few weeks when it became clear we could not resolve this problem we asked for a deadline when the LF would announce this restriction to the community. Eventually I proposed that the community start discussing this issue with or without an announcement from the LF on Tuesday 2nd August - and here we are. Last week I suggested that the following statement summed up my understanding and although I asked for an alternative, one did not appear: "The Linux Foundation have told us in private conversations that they will not permit apps.meego.com to be served from the MeeGo.com infrastructure hosted by them. They do not have the resource at this time to provide a statement giving their reasons. We can not assess what other services may be impacted in the future." Ibrahim, if you have anything to add we would be grateful. I have tried to present a factual problem statement and some options at : http://wiki.meego.com/MeeGo_Apps/Problem_Statement Obviously, since we don't know what the problem is, it is hard to work out a solution - but I have proposed some options. In the meantime we have moved ahead to provide apps.formeego.org (thanks to Thomas for acquiring that domain - see https://bugs.meego.com/show_bug.cgi?id=20531). There are plans being worked on to setup infrastructure to host apps there - the community needs to decide how to manage that infrastructure and domain. On a personal note I am very disappointed by the Linux Foundation's response to this situation. There has been no open discussion, the verbal reasons provided were vague (although, I must emphasise, I am not doubting that there are valid concerns given the nature of the legal framework in the US) and insufficient effort has been made to assist the community in resolving (or even understanding) this problem - as I mention, since we're not clear about what the reason is we have no idea what other services may be impacted. David Forum Links: http://forum.meego.com/showthread.php?p=27975#post27975 http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?p=1062657 -- "Don't worry, you'll be fine; I saw it work in a cartoon once..."
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