status of projects.openmoko.org
David Reyes Samblas Martinez
david at tuxbrain.com
Tue Dec 16 09:47:19 CET 2008
:( It's not good news,
so what will happen with the mailing lists already in
projects.openmoko.org? I got two of them pretty active (fdom-devel and
I'm agree openmoko core developers focus their effort in the inners of
the phone and let the community deal with the rest but I'm sorry but
I believe not provide infrastructure to those community projects
directly related to openmoko is a very bad policy, and a step
backwards in support the community to develop in the phone.
Surely this decision is already taken and no possible to revert but
instead of surrender this had to be a point to keep and boost,
provide tools to developers with ideas but lack of resources.
At least, openmoko instead "go find yourself a new home", better
provide a devel manual,howto,faq or any kind of document where specify
recommended sites which provides the same or equivalent facilities and
tools they use to provide. (mailing list, csv/svn, project mangement
etc etc) and a recommended way to the users to find those projects.
my 2 euro cents
2008/12/16 Yaroslav Halchenko <site-openmoko.org at onerussian.com>:
> wow -- I did not know that maintaining GForge portal is a difficult and
> duty -- is it too buggy? may be it is worth sending bug reports to
> upstream or within respective distribution running on the box?
> I know quite a few success stories (e.g. http://alioth.debian.org/) of
> using gforge just to serve as a good single point of entry for
> collaborative development, and it is really sad to hear that
> projects.openmoko.org failed to accomplish the mission from OM's point
> of view.
> Even though GForge is not perfect (lacks support for some popular VCS
> etc), I still consider it to be usable, and quite a few
> projects found their 'single home' on projects.openmoko.org -- just look
> at the updates dates on the projects listed on the main page.
> Now that is really sad to hear from OM:
> "go find yourself a new home",
> sounds again like a broken promise to me, sorry, and imho is not nice
> -- is really a lot of effort put by OM to maintain that poor website???
> May be it is worth finding a person in the community who would not mind
> taking a burden maintaining the portal? I bet it would not cost much
> to OM to simply provide a single virtual server online which would run
> projects.openmoko.org, and give that dude all the keys?
> What next to be gone? wiki.openmoko.org?
> On Tue, 16 Dec 2008, Marek Lindner wrote:
>> - The server will stay online for the next couple of months to allow all
>> remaining projects to find a new home.
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