Council Nomination

Council Nomination

RM Bauer
Karma: 552
2011-09-15 09:24 UTC
Hi,

We have just two nominations for council so far. I will nominate myself
which makes three. As a current member of the Council, my actions and ideas
for the community are well known so I won't repeat them now.

I will be offline today as I am going to the Open Hardware Summit. But I
hope others will be nominated and by tomorrow we will have a full council of
at least five members nominated rather than only three. Please give serious
thought to nominating someone from the community.

Robert Bauer (SD69)

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Re: Council Nomination

Andrew Flegg
Karma: 3326
2011-09-15 10:13 UTC
On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 10:24, robert bauer <nybauer@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> We have just two nominations for council so far.  I will nominate myself
> which makes three.

Momcilo has not accepted the nomination, as far as I can tell -
meaning we only have two candidates at the moment (and one outstanding
nomination).

Is that right?

Cheers,

Andrew

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Re: Council Nomination

Momcilo Majic
Karma: 292
2011-09-15 11:10 UTC
Yes, I accept the nomination.

On 09/15/2011 12:13 PM, Andrew Flegg wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 10:24, robert bauer <nybauer@gmail.com> wrote:
>> We have just two nominations for council so far. I will nominate myself
>> which makes three.
> Momcilo has not accepted the nomination, as far as I can tell -
> meaning we only have two candidates at the moment (and one outstanding
> nomination).
>
> Is that right?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Andrew
>

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Re: Council Nomination

Momcilo Majic
Karma: 292
2011-09-16 09:32 UTC
Hi,

I've realised the brief confirmation of nomination was not enough, so
I've decided to provide brief information about myself.

I am 33 years, old, married, have two kids, and are currently located in
Belgrade, Serbia.
My professional occupation keeps me the world of propitiatory software
development and have no commercial interests in maemo.
I have experience with Embedded Linux development of arm based devices,
but my main expertise is security and cryptography. I have mixed
feelings about Nokia's behavior in the past, but overall I don't regret
buying and owning 770 and N810.

I've will try to summarise the reasons for accepting nomination.

As we all know Nokia has decided to focus its corporate politics on
partnership with big corporations such as Intel and Microsoft. The
relationship with Intel has shifted the company support to meego, and
much of the community contributors, have moved in that direction. At the
time, it looked as next logical evolution step for this project. We are
still eagerly awaiting to see the results of this direction.

In February, another significant event occurred: Nokia has decided to
completely change its corporate and product strategy with partnership
with Microsoft.

The composition of the above events caused/will cause maemo.org to loose
its primary supporter - Nokia, which used to provide funding,
infrastructure, software and hardware development.

During the last month it was confirmed that Nokia funding of maemo.org
and infrastructure will end at the end 2012, causing a widely debated
"The End is Coming: What do we do next?" debate.

Some have argued that the most prudent way is simply to let the nature
do its work.
Some have argued that we still have time.
Some have argued that we need an instant action.

Each group of opinions have valid points.

I've belong to the third group, and have accepted the nomination out of
stubborn determination to just let things go down. I think maemo and its
community deserve to survive. In order to achieve that we can not afford
to wait and see if Nokia decides to reverses its decisions. Before the
end, we have to workable plan, that can be fully put in effect, once the
Nokia completely pulls out.

This plan should cover funding, infrastructure, software maintenance for
existing hardware and future project goals such as introduction of a new
hardware and cooperation with other free software communities.

I am very happy to see project such as Cordia HD going forward and the
initiative they have in providing alternative hardware platform. I hope
more community members will find the motivation to help this project,
instead of useless arguing for the sake of arguing.

Best regards,
Momcilo Majic

On 09/15/2011 01:10 PM, Momcilo Majic wrote:
> Yes, I accept the nomination.
>
> On 09/15/2011 12:13 PM, Andrew Flegg wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 10:24, robert bauer<nybauer@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> We have just two nominations for council so far. I will nominate myself
>>> which makes three.
>> Momcilo has not accepted the nomination, as far as I can tell -
>> meaning we only have two candidates at the moment (and one outstanding
>> nomination).
>>
>> Is that right?
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Andrew
>>

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Re: Council Nomination

Ejas Mudar
Karma: 353
2011-09-16 11:22 UTC
Is it too late for additional nominations?

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Re: Council Nomination

Andre Klapper
Karma: 1248
2011-09-16 11:24 UTC
On Fri, 2011-09-16 at 04:22 -0700, ejasmudar wrote:
> Is it too late for additional nominations?

Deadline was 23:59 UTC on September 15.

andre
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