[All] Status of the OM community

Risto H. Kurppa risto at kurppa.fi
Sat Aug 22 11:34:05 CEST 2009

Hi there!

After OM announced the discontinuation of the OM software development,
there was this discussion about starting a foundation to support the

What's the status? Any action taken?

I feel like suffering from the unorganized community: the wiki is a
mess, apps around are outdated, no instructions available how to
submit apps to repositories and how to create .bb recipes (I know SHR
has it all better :), how to set up a development environment and so
on. There's also a lack of communication about packages and
dependencies: suddenly some library is updated and it breaks tens of
apps without the author or packager knowing about it.

-> Coordination and leadership is needed!

I'm actually very happy that we ('the community') were able to start
running Community Updates without anyone from OM to do it, see

Any ideas?

My suggestion is to start with the cleanup of wiki: separate HW and
SW, separate devel/user information, archive or delete outdated
information, take good care of sites like

My wish also would be that the (former) OM employees still around
could rewrite/update the parts that concern OM the company in the


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