The Lost Openmoko Community
Minh Ha Duong
haduong at centre-cired.fr
Sat Oct 4 20:46:35 CEST 2008
I think the TRAC is for everybody, not just high-level hackers.
I reported totally cosmetic bugs in the tracker, like
"there is a spelling mistake in Assassin's package desctiption"
"xterm is missing an icon"
and they got fixed simply and quickly. Nobody complains. It works really
smoothly for simple bugs.
My understanding is that Om would like nothing more than community developpers
take charge of the applications and distributions, so that they can focus on
hardware, kernel and framewiork. But it's an egg and chicken think, it can'
As a community member, I feel that Om showing us total respect. Developpers,
managers, and other all read and write to the lists. Of course it there is
room for improvement, I could name few Om staff who I hope are taking
intensive evening English classes (but hey, many community members are not
writing like Shackspeare either !). On the whole, it's just that they are
understaffed and spread very thin: how many people would a company need to
totally rock from hardware design to community management, including
production, sales, kernel development, middleware development, applications
development, interface, packaging and distribution ?
As for blog posts: There is Mickey's blog on the Planet, but indeed it would
be nice to read from Sean more often. The Weekly Engineering Report should be
added to the planet too.
I will try to issue a community update this week end.
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