Mobility change

Paul W. Frields stickster at
Fri Oct 15 15:53:53 UTC 2010

>From the advisory-board list -- the Mobility talking point needs some
changes.  Can someone take this small task on?


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Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 11:49:48 -0400
From: "Paul W. Frields" <stickster at>
To: Fedora community advisory board <advisory-board at>
Subject: Re: Formal signoff on moblin-meego change?

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 11:19:11PM +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 8:37 PM, Paul W. Frields <stickster at> wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 10:26:57AM -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> >> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 10:37:35 -0400,
> >>   "Jared K. Smith" <jsmith at> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > In talking with Peter Robinson, it seems like we're headed down the
> >> > "pick another name not using the MeeGo mark" road.  I'm assuming we're
> >> > going to to call the spin something like the "Fedora Mobility" spin.
> >> > I'm copying Peter on this, so that he can help fill us in on his
> >> > plans.
> >>
> >> If anything still needs to change to the spin to make this happen we are
> >> getting very late in the game. I would expect if anything further was
> >> needed from the design team it would also be pretty late.
> >> The wiki has a bit more slack time, but if it needs to change, I'd rather
> >> know sooner than later so I don't have to do a fire drill right before
> >> some deadline.
> >
> > Peter had earlier proposed stripping the MeeGo logo (since we wouldn't
> > want to trip over their trademarks) and using a standard Fedora logo.
> > I'm not sure any technical changes need to made other than that, and
> > it might in fact be done already.
> >
> > Calling it the Mobility spin would cause a content changed on the
> > spins.fp.o website, but that also seems like it's not a ton of work,
> > although Peter might want a Design person to rework the graphics for
> > that page.
> I would like to call it Fedora Mobility Netbook but the spin isn't
> ready so I think we can just drop it all together for this release.
> Lately it seems there's a lot of contention upstream and there's other
> code related things that are causing problems and over the last couple
> of months I've just not had the time to dedicate to it.
> So for F-14 the spin formally known as MeeGo can be forgotten (very
> unfortunately), I hope to get a remix at some point but that will
> remain to be seen.

Peter -- sorry to hear that.  A couple points I wanted to make:

* We have a talking point currently listed for the Mobility spin.  It
  makes sense to me for the Marketing team to change that to simply
  mention inclusion of some software from the MeeGo project in Fedora,
  without reference to a spin at this time.

* Are you interested in using the upcoming FUDCon in Tempe to
  evangelize for Mobility, Sugar, etc.?  I think it'd be a good
  opportunity since we'll have student attendees from ASU.

* Are there specific tasks laid out somewhere that the Board and
  contributors like myself could point out to someone who wanted to
  help, like a blocker bug list, wiki page, or something like that?
  I'd love to bring some more hands in to help, and it's super-helpful
  if I can point them to a list like that.

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