> > > It is already linked from the front page, but clearly from not those > places it should be from :) > > But you have good points. Openmoko is open, but its development is not > exposed in the open as much as I'd like for an open source project to > be. The Openmoko folks are still a bit "mysterious" to me, with the > exception of the few who regularly post on these mailing lists. > > I think the line between Openmoko employee and a contributing, trusted > community member should be made more fuzzy. More SVN / GIT rights to > the people, more contributing directly to http://svn.openmoko.org/ > instead of just "external" projects at projects.openmoko.org etc.
You are right but I think that the problem lies in the fact that Openmoko has not been able to provide any entry point where new people joining the list (after the release of the freerunner) can figure out who and where to ask what question. The Openmoko people are pretty open and if you will ask for something long enough you will get an answer/ access from them. MichaelShiloh of Openmoko used to interface with the community and answer their questions after getting the information from the developers in a regular community update. I think Steve and Michael still do that? Maybe we should have a page on the wiki describing who does what at Openmoko and who to address what question to and also an introductory email for new subscribers listing out similar things. It has been almost an year since I wrote my first email to Openmoko (actually to Sean to which Michael Shiloh replied) I can assure you that Openmoko people try their "hardest" to be open and responsive to community suggestions/ questions. But often it takes time for the question/ request to reach the correct person who can answer it / respond to it. Rakshat
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