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[ answered ] Jolla Community Commitment

asked 2015-12-02 17:43:17 +0300

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updated 2015-12-18 02:28:43 +0300

Just noted @cybette updated her twitter profile : "Ex-Jolla Community Chief / Looking for opportunities" ....

Quite sad to see competently handled community services getting laid down as well (?!). I thought of the jolla / SFOS community as an integral part of the game impersonating the life "other half" ... or am I mistaking sth ?

Has "the other half" approach effectively died already with the leaving of Marc ? Now silently to be shut down ?

Would be more than glad to get an update on this and how community communications will be handled ( by whom ) from now on. Maybe by Carol herself ? ... I hate those silent leavings of key people - aside my disappointment, understanding & sympathy involved :/ ! Thanks for this !


Quoting JuhaniLassila's response in jolla blog on December 4, 2015 at 1:46 pm: "... And yes, even though we are in temporary financial challenges, we think the community is super important to us." Link: https://blog.jolla.com/road-sailfish-os-2-0/

Thanks for this & good luck !

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Times are a'changing.

tortoisedoc ( 2015-12-02 20:01:43 +0300 )edit

moneys tight, the future of the company is at stake, nice to have fluffy things like community engagement suffer as a result. This is unfortunately to be expected

r0kk3rz ( 2015-12-02 20:52:56 +0300 )edit

so much for people powered... sad times

shfit ( 2015-12-02 21:33:55 +0300 )edit

another nail in the coffin, it seems

lenggi ( 2015-12-02 21:40:12 +0300 )edit

and the worst part is that Sailfish really has so much potential, just like MeeGo before it. Such a shame that this world doesn't value merit, but only money.

shfit ( 2015-12-02 21:42:42 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-12-04 16:43:54 +0300

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Hi everyone,

Thanks for your comments and recognizing the importance of community services/communications. Unfortunately at this time, with the uncertainty of Jolla's investments going forward and in the midst of lay-offs and debt restructuring, some functions have to go. I regret that community is one of the affected areas. In addition to myself, the other main community liaisons @iekku and @eric have also left the boat. We are however still very much a part of the Jolla/Sailfish OS community, just like all of you.

To answer the question of who will be handling community communications from now on, it should be Jolla's Head of Communications, Juhani Lassila, mainly through the Jolla Blog (and probably Twitter/Facebook too). His focus is more on journalists/partners/investors, and it will be quite an additional burden for him to cover all my previous responsibilities (community/users/bloggers/fans). As some of you have noticed, I'm still very much in touch with the community through my personal social channels + TJC + IRC, though now as one of you rather than the interface between Jolla and community. It's sad to see questions go answered and other Jolla channels neglected (except for blog/TW/FB), but I can't do anything about them at this point.

I hope that as the situation improves at Jolla, resources can be reinstated to community-related services. It will be my honour to serve you again, if presented with the opportunity. In the meantime, another good way of participating in discussions with Jolla and the Sailfish OS community is through the regular community collaboration meeting on IRC. For example, in the last meeting, @veskuh shared the current status of the company, including the important info that new Sailfish OS releases are being worked on and Harbour QA is also ongoing (albeit rather slowly). If you are unable to attend these meetings, you can check the minutes here afterwards. (I'll continue chairing the meetings when needed although any Jolla sailor/community member is welcome to take that seat. I'll update TJC + minutes wiki after the meetings as well.)

I'm not sure what else to add here. It's been extremely tough few weeks (hmm, make that months), and I've been telling myself to take a break and go offline for a while to clear my head. Guess I'm too attached and that's not a good thing. Nonetheless, my gratitude to all of you sticking by Jolla and rooting for Sailfish OS. You are what made my job meaningful, and I'll always treasure that.


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Thanks @cybette - to cut a long answer short, go and take a break, clear your head!

Edz ( 2015-12-04 16:48:50 +0300 )edit

Thx @cybette. Hope to read many more from you.

utkiek ( 2015-12-04 16:55:54 +0300 )edit

Any drawback seems to be good for something, even if the good gets unveiled much later on. Keep the faith. Thanks for what you guys have accomplished. Best wishes !

mayyoo ( 2015-12-04 19:44:49 +0300 )edit

Many thanks and I hope it all goes well for you.


richardski ( 2015-12-04 20:21:13 +0300 )edit

Thank you Carol for wotk well done.

polarphone ( 2015-12-05 09:18:17 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-12-04 18:28:38 +0300

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Thanx @cybette and all the other sailors and exsailors. You all have my deepest respect. Be assured that all your efforts weren't in vain. It doesn't matter if the show will go on or not. You have brought a lot of joy in the hearts of the community members and you have worked not only for money but for a dream, which at least become partly true and maybe there still is a chance, that this dream can go on. Who knows.

I wish you all a peaceful, stress- and carefree Christmas with all you beloved!!!

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