Rumours of Intel “pausing” MeeGo work – not true they say
A number of sites have picked up a news story quoting unnamed “industry sources” saying that Intel will temporarily halt work on MeeGo, to focus on OEMs requiring Android and Windows. CNET quote an unnamed “Intel spokerperson” saying they remain “committed” to MeeGo:
“Intel plans to “temporarily discontinue development of its MeeGo OS due to a lack of enthusiasm for the platform from handset and tablet PC vendors.” Instead, Intel will focus on hardware that is paired with either Android or Windows Phone in 2012, according to the report, citing industry sources.”
“”We remain committed to MeeGo and open source, and will continue to work with the community to help develop and meet the needs of customers and end users,” an Intel spokesperson told CNET”
Although denied by Intel, such a move would make some sense: MeeGo's brand has been tarnished by Nokia's change of strategy and the openness – touted as MeeGo's unique selling point over Android – has disappeared as Intel have withdrawn from public, and open development, into corridor- and watercooler-based discussions in Intel offices (along with private mailing lists and bugtrackers).
Although MeeGo still remains open source, its promise of open development processes and open governance has fallen apart.
Public Maemo Community meeting to be held on September 6th
RM Bauer calls attention to the upcoming Maemo Community meeting
“A September Maemo community meeting has been scheduled for September 6, in #maemo-meeting, at 15:00 UTC. It appears this will be the last meeting before the next election. The tentative agenda for the meeting is: Election *operation* (so election runs smoothly and *not* to discuss issues that may be debated in the election); *Current* status of maemo.org”
There is also a need for a trusted community memember (skilled in SQL) to learn the opertation of the election from Dave Neary for use in any future elections.
In this edition (Download)…
- Front Page
- Rumours of Intel “pausing” MeeGo work – not true they say
- Public Maemo Community meeting to be held on September 6th
- RC Flyers Toolkit Box
- javispedro gets the N950 FM radio working
- Proposed patch to add colour theme support to Qt Components
- Nokia N9 hackathon in Vienna next month
- MeeGo developer devices
- Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard for Harmattan
- Orientation game for Harmattan