Note: the content on this page is still in the very early proposal stage.
(moved from main page and kept for reference) --Texrat 01:57, 9 December 2010 (UTC)
Putting together budget proposal & basic timeline --Dawnfoster 18:33, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
- Community members will apply to get access to devices
- We will have detailed requirements, selection criteria and approval process
- All devices is this program are production hardware (no pre-release silicon)
- See timeline for more details
Timeline and Task List
- 11/08/10 Figure out a budget for this program and get it in our plans for 2011
- 11/10/10 Talk to the Linux Foundation about details and administration of this program
- 12/10/10 Draft plan in place with criteria for acceptance, selection process, etc.
- 01/07/11 Final plan in place
- 01/24/11 Program implemented and in place
Possible Future Enhancements to the Program (Phase 2+)
- Remote access - look into providing remote access to devices (can someone provide more technical details about how Forum Nokia does this now)?
Notes from Maemo
Maemo had a similar device program. Please feel free to add any notes, best practices, things that were learned from that program:
Maemo Process (from Andrew Flegg):
- They put their name on a wiki page, listing their projects and maemo.org username. The Maemo Community Council then passes details along to Quim for Nokia to dispatch devices.
- It's pretty informal, and it's just a case of persuading the Council. Since the Council are elected by the community, it's effectively the community self-selecting devices for itself.
- One big advantage of our system is that it's not well advertised, so people submitting their names tend to self-select fairly well. This avoids having people who just want to get free hardware spamming the queue. I'd expect any system MeeGo to have to be more official and, thus, high profile and to require more stringent criteria to go with it. (from Ryan Abel)