Mobility change

Robyn Bergeron robyn.bergeron at
Sun Oct 17 04:34:49 UTC 2010

On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 8:53 AM, Paul W. Frields <stickster at> wrote:
> >From the advisory-board list -- the Mobility talking point needs some
> changes.  Can someone take this small task on?

Hey hey hey, look who's volunteering ;) Copying Peter in case he's not
on the marketing list or following it religiously....

So - I guess I have a few questions here, as well as comments.

Questions first!
* MeeGo is also listed on Feature List [1]. Does that need to be
removed? Renamed?
* On the MeeGo feature page [2] there is something saying that you can
do a yum install meego-netbook from rawhide. Is this still the case?
Could we possibly call this something along the lines of a "mobility
spin tech preview"? (I'm not sure what all the technical details are
here, which is probably safer for us all anyway :D - just trying to
figure out how to distinguish the naming of what we *are* going to
have, at least pieces of anyhow.)
* I guess I need a bit of handholding as far as "the software" we're
talking about. Is that the software referenced in the MeeGo page like
Clutter, GUPnP, and libsocialweb?

Comments second:
* I'm really sad to see this one go.  I don't know if anyone else
noticed but the amount of highlighting this feature / spin got was
probably more abundant than anything else. MeeGo was specifically
mentioned in a number of the article titles in news that came out
around Beta time, as you can see in the press archives. [3]  I really
appreciate all the work that Peter and everyone else have done on
this, and I hope we can work out the issues for next time around!

* * *

> Paul
> ----- Forwarded message from "Paul W. Frields" <stickster at> -----
> 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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