Maemo, MeeGo, Mer, Tizen: Short statūs

While the official Maemo platform (led by Nokia) is not actively developed anymore, some 3rd party Extras and the Maemo Community Updates project (which welcomes helping hands) are quite alive.
MeeGo never managed to fulfil its own expectations with regard to openness and transparency and is also more or less dead.
Tizen (MeeGo’s successor) is still vaporware plus membership is mostly invite-only while I prefer transparency.

Mer LogoWhat is left and to recommend in this area is Mer, a community-driven project based on MeeGo with real open governance and trustworthy maintainers that know how to communicate.

Consequently I have removed my admin flag for MeeGo’s bugtracker (it feels unmaintained anyway) and unsubscribed from nearly all MeeGo and Tizen mailing lists.
I will continue to stick around in the Maemo and Mer communities (mailing lists, IRC, bugtrackers) as they currently feel like the places to be. Cheers!

6 Responses to “Maemo, MeeGo, Mer, Tizen: Short statūs”

  1. Jukka says:

    Thanks for the transparency! I would add something you don’t explicitly mention, that is Qt Project which is now also more open: http://qt-project.org/.

  2. Ploum says:

    I’m myself wondering if Tizen has any chance of becoming something else than a vaporware (oh, and Genivi too by the way). It looks like the industry doesn’t learn.

  3. aklapper says:

    @Jukka: Ah, thanks for mentioning! Coming from a bug management point of view I have never really interacted with Qt’s bugtracker (only took a look at some tickets), that’s why mentioning Qt didn’t come to my mind when writing this.

  4. imo says:

    we need to live with maemo and we should organize it as good as we can . I would have never been a dev if i had not chose maemo .It is simply great ,linux is all the way top of everything .I hope nokia tries to understand it any way .

  5. aklapper says:

    Update: Apparently Tizen sourcecode is now available at https://source.tizen.org/ .

  6. Peter from Maemo Marketing says:

    Thanks Andre!

    It’s been an honor to work with you. This chapter is coming to an end.

    You’ve been a great contributor and you will always stay in my mind as one of the unique contributors among Quim, Texrat, Andrew, and so many others that made the Maemo community what it was. Until today, nobody else has build up such a tight community around a focused product category. You have every right to be proud of your achievement.

    Until we meet again

    Peter (the marketing dude)