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The Brainstorm is a community tool to propose ideas and evaluate solutions to implement them. Anybody can propose ideas and solutions, rate them up or down. Thanks to this brainstorming the maemo team at Nokia and other developers can prioritize better their tasks and select the most appropriate solutions.

Learn more about the Brainstorm tool in the introductory screencast and the development wiki page.

We use the Talk forum to discuss Brainstorm proposals. At some point the connection between Brainstorm proposals and discussion threads will be automatic. There is no automation yet so this will require Brainstormers to employ the following protocol manually:
  • Member creates Brainstorm proposal based on perceived need (along with one or more solutions if possible, entered separately)
  • Member captures link of that proposal and starts a new thread in this subforum, pasting that link into the first post along with a synopsis and/or the entire text of the proposal
  • Member captures link of new Talk Brainstorm subforum thread, and edits Brainstorm proposal to include it. Cross pollination complete!
Threads here MUST HAVE a related Brainstorm proposal linked. You have the rest of Talk to have free-form discussion.

Please try to give your Brainstorm a telling name.
Good "Maemo5 Hildon App Manager: Clickable links"
Bad "Make links clickable"

Please try to write your Brainstorm proposal without included solutions to give people space for ideas. Provide links to features you are looking for or/and describe as detailed as possible what you are looking for.

General discussions and off-topic posts in Talk:Brainstorm may get deleted.

And not to busy this up too much, but some pointers on effective brainstorming may be helpful. So here are resources, with some techniques designed for more physical encounters but still generally useful:

Brainstorming wikipedia article

Brainstorming in meetings

Group development process

Proposal pending: There is no Brainstorm, an item must be created (this state should not happen at all)
Sandbox: Brainstorm is waiting for votes or solutions
Under consideration: Brainstorm solutions are open for voting
In development: A developer took over and started to work on a program with picked solutions to implement
Implemented: A program is ready to download (might be a developerversion so be carefull)

Last edited by chemist; 2010-02-24 at 14:54.

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