Finally all the rumors and speculations that there are some changes coming to MeeGo have culminated in an announcement yesterday: MeeGo is now Tizen. After Moblin has become MeeGo last year, MeeGo has become Tizen now. Still keep track ? Unfortunately it's not just the naming - which no one would really care about - but it's the change in fundamental architecture which make these changes so annoying. Moving from Clutter under Moblin (Intel solo) to Qt in MeeGo (Intel, Nokia) to HTML5/JS/WAC in Tizen (Intel, Samsung) is quite a lot to digest, in particular as most of the work is supposed to be done by the community. I'm wondering how the community, hit by this disappointment will ever recover from such a severe loss of credibility from a major industry player who is proudly carrying the banner of open source software. Community developers who spend their spare time, motivated by their enthusiasm to develop great software for great technology are not like a dumb flock of sheep who can be driven by the shepherd into whatever direction. It needs to be seen where the community is going to devote it's love to in the future. One thing is clear however, it will not get easier. Building credibility takes years – it takes a day to destroy it.