Self-Nomination for the Maemo Board Members delegation...

Self-Nomination for the Maemo Board Members delegation...

Tim Samoff
Karma: 1616
2012-09-11 19:17 UTC
Hello Maemo Community!

While I've been silent on the mailing list and TMO for a while, I've
continued to lurk and participate in other venues like Twitter and
Facebook. In fact, I still submit Maemo news to mwkn.net often.

But, that's all moot in my mind.

Most of you who know me will hopefully agree that I am passionate,
dedicated, hard working member who has put countless time and effort
into the Maemo cause. I have served on three terms of the Maemo
Community Council (one of those terms as the Chair); I have spearheaded
several community efforts (the m.o website redesign, contests,
application development, UI/UX improvement, conferences, etc.); I have
presented talks; I've volunteered; etc.

Most of your who know me will also know that none of this work was done
from a developer's point of view. I came to the Maemo Community as a
user (the N800 was my first Maemo device) and that's how I initially got
involved. My first involvement was in the discussion forums (back then
it was still itT) [0]. Then, I moved on to lodging bug reports [1].
Then, since I am a designer, I began helping folks with graphics and UI
design. The list could go on and on, but my main point is just that I am
really still who I was back when my N800 first arrived in the mail: a
passionate user. In fact, my main handset (by choice, not by necessity)
is the Nokia N950.

One must possess 100 Karma points or more to be nominated for this
position. I have 1,586 [2].

While I haven't been interested in taking part in Council business over
the last couple of years, I am still very interested in seeing the
advancement of (and even helping to steer) the community into the
future. I don't see a lot of hope for Maemo as a specific "product" of
any sort (which, in the end, may end up disqualifying me from running
for this position), but I am still very hopeful for the community at
large. Maemo is more than just a product anyway, it's a philosophy. And,
more than any other open source community that I've been involved with,
Maemo community members are the most transparent, dedicated, and
involved in the life of that philosophy.

I would be honored to come back aboard with a group of whose job is to
negotiate this community's future.

Thanks,
Tim Samoff (timsamoff)


[0] http://bit.ly/UHQYnK
[1] http://bit.ly/PfAjDZ
[2] http://bit.ly/OEcTJb

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Re: Self-Nomination for the Maemo Board Members delegation...

Tim Samoff
Karma: 1616
2012-09-11 19:45 UTC
Clearly, I'm excited (or something). I'll resubmit this after the
nomination period begins. ;)

Tim


Tim Samoff wrote:
> Hello Maemo Community!
>
> While I've been silent on the mailing list and TMO for a while, I've
> continued to lurk and participate in other venues like Twitter and
> Facebook. In fact, I still submit Maemo news to mwkn.net often.
>
> But, that's all moot in my mind.
>
> Most of you who know me will hopefully agree that I am passionate,
> dedicated, hard working member who has put countless time and effort
> into the Maemo cause. I have served on three terms of the Maemo
> Community Council (one of those terms as the Chair); I have spearheaded
> several community efforts (the m.o website redesign, contests,
> application development, UI/UX improvement, conferences, etc.); I have
> presented talks; I've volunteered; etc.
>
> Most of your who know me will also know that none of this work was done
> from a developer's point of view. I came to the Maemo Community as a
> user (the N800 was my first Maemo device) and that's how I initially got
> involved. My first involvement was in the discussion forums (back then
> it was still itT) [0]. Then, I moved on to lodging bug reports [1].
> Then, since I am a designer, I began helping folks with graphics and UI
> design. The list could go on and on, but my main point is just that I am
> really still who I was back when my N800 first arrived in the mail: a
> passionate user. In fact, my main handset (by choice, not by necessity)
> is the Nokia N950.
>
> One must possess 100 Karma points or more to be nominated for this
> position. I have 1,586 [2].
>
> While I haven't been interested in taking part in Council business over
> the last couple of years, I am still very interested in seeing the
> advancement of (and even helping to steer) the community into the
> future. I don't see a lot of hope for Maemo as a specific "product" of
> any sort (which, in the end, may end up disqualifying me from running
> for this position), but I am still very hopeful for the community at
> large. Maemo is more than just a product anyway, it's a philosophy. And,
> more than any other open source community that I've been involved with,
> Maemo community members are the most transparent, dedicated, and
> involved in the life of that philosophy.
>
> I would be honored to come back aboard with a group of whose job is to
> negotiate this community's future.
>
> Thanks,
> Tim Samoff (timsamoff)
>
>
> [0] http://bit.ly/UHQYnK
> [1] http://bit.ly/PfAjDZ
> [2] http://bit.ly/OEcTJb
>

--
http://samoff.com

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Re: Self-Nomination for the Maemo Board Members delegation...

RM Bauer
Karma: 552
2012-09-12 12:23 UTC
Great news Tim. Glad to see you back here.

Rob (SD69)

On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 3:45 PM, Tim Samoff <tim@samoff.com> wrote:

> Clearly, I'm excited (or something). I'll resubmit this after the
> nomination period begins. ;)
>
> Tim
>
>
> Tim Samoff wrote:
> > Hello Maemo Community!
> >
> > While I've been silent on the mailing list and TMO for a while, I've
> > continued to lurk and participate in other venues like Twitter and
> > Facebook. In fact, I still submit Maemo news to mwkn.net often.
> >
> > But, that's all moot in my mind.
> >
> > Most of you who know me will hopefully agree that I am passionate,
> > dedicated, hard working member who has put countless time and effort
> > into the Maemo cause. I have served on three terms of the Maemo
> > Community Council (one of those terms as the Chair); I have spearheaded
> > several community efforts (the m.o website redesign, contests,
> > application development, UI/UX improvement, conferences, etc.); I have
> > presented talks; I've volunteered; etc.
> >
> > Most of your who know me will also know that none of this work was done
> > from a developer's point of view. I came to the Maemo Community as a
> > user (the N800 was my first Maemo device) and that's how I initially got
> > involved. My first involvement was in the discussion forums (back then
> > it was still itT) [0]. Then, I moved on to lodging bug reports [1].
> > Then, since I am a designer, I began helping folks with graphics and UI
> > design. The list could go on and on, but my main point is just that I am
> > really still who I was back when my N800 first arrived in the mail: a
> > passionate user. In fact, my main handset (by choice, not by necessity)
> > is the Nokia N950.
> >
> > One must possess 100 Karma points or more to be nominated for this
> > position. I have 1,586 [2].
> >
> > While I haven't been interested in taking part in Council business over
> > the last couple of years, I am still very interested in seeing the
> > advancement of (and even helping to steer) the community into the
> > future. I don't see a lot of hope for Maemo as a specific "product" of
> > any sort (which, in the end, may end up disqualifying me from running
> > for this position), but I am still very hopeful for the community at
> > large. Maemo is more than just a product anyway, it's a philosophy. And,
> > more than any other open source community that I've been involved with,
> > Maemo community members are the most transparent, dedicated, and
> > involved in the life of that philosophy.
> >
> > I would be honored to come back aboard with a group of whose job is to
> > negotiate this community's future.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Tim Samoff (timsamoff)
> >
> >
> > [0] http://bit.ly/UHQYnK
> > [1] http://bit.ly/PfAjDZ
> > [2] http://bit.ly/OEcTJb
> >
>
> --
> http://samoff.com
>
>

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Re: Self-Nomination for the Maemo Board Members delegation...

Piotr Jawidzyk
Karma: 941
2012-09-13 14:14 UTC
It's great that You decided to throw Your name into hat - keeping my
thumbs for You :)

/Estel

2012/9/12, robert bauer <nybauer@gmail.com>:
> Great news Tim. Glad to see you back here.
>
> Rob (SD69)
>
> On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 3:45 PM, Tim Samoff <tim@samoff.com> wrote:
>
>> Clearly, I'm excited (or something). I'll resubmit this after the
>> nomination period begins. ;)
>>
>> Tim
>>
>>
>> Tim Samoff wrote:
>> > Hello Maemo Community!
>> >
>> > While I've been silent on the mailing list and TMO for a while, I've
>> > continued to lurk and participate in other venues like Twitter and
>> > Facebook. In fact, I still submit Maemo news to mwkn.net often.
>> >
>> > But, that's all moot in my mind.
>> >
>> > Most of you who know me will hopefully agree that I am passionate,
>> > dedicated, hard working member who has put countless time and effort
>> > into the Maemo cause. I have served on three terms of the Maemo
>> > Community Council (one of those terms as the Chair); I have spearheaded
>> > several community efforts (the m.o website redesign, contests,
>> > application development, UI/UX improvement, conferences, etc.); I have
>> > presented talks; I've volunteered; etc.
>> >
>> > Most of your who know me will also know that none of this work was done
>> > from a developer's point of view. I came to the Maemo Community as a
>> > user (the N800 was my first Maemo device) and that's how I initially
>> > got
>> > involved. My first involvement was in the discussion forums (back then
>> > it was still itT) [0]. Then, I moved on to lodging bug reports [1].
>> > Then, since I am a designer, I began helping folks with graphics and UI
>> > design. The list could go on and on, but my main point is just that I
>> > am
>> > really still who I was back when my N800 first arrived in the mail: a
>> > passionate user. In fact, my main handset (by choice, not by necessity)
>> > is the Nokia N950.
>> >
>> > One must possess 100 Karma points or more to be nominated for this
>> > position. I have 1,586 [2].
>> >
>> > While I haven't been interested in taking part in Council business over
>> > the last couple of years, I am still very interested in seeing the
>> > advancement of (and even helping to steer) the community into the
>> > future. I don't see a lot of hope for Maemo as a specific "product" of
>> > any sort (which, in the end, may end up disqualifying me from running
>> > for this position), but I am still very hopeful for the community at
>> > large. Maemo is more than just a product anyway, it's a philosophy.
>> > And,
>> > more than any other open source community that I've been involved with,
>> > Maemo community members are the most transparent, dedicated, and
>> > involved in the life of that philosophy.
>> >
>> > I would be honored to come back aboard with a group of whose job is to
>> > negotiate this community's future.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Tim Samoff (timsamoff)
>> >
>> >
>> > [0] http://bit.ly/UHQYnK
>> > [1] http://bit.ly/PfAjDZ
>> > [2] http://bit.ly/OEcTJb
>> >
>>
>> --
>> http://samoff.com
>>
>>
>
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Fwd: Self-Nomination for the Maemo Board Members delegation...

Tim Samoff
Karma: 1616
2012-09-15 21:03 UTC
Hi again, everyone... Just so that I'm placed in the running, I'm
resubmitting my (early) submission. ;)

Thanks!
Tim

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Self-Nomination for the Maemo Board Members delegation...
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:17:09 -0700
From: Tim Samoff <tim@samoff.com>
Reply-To: tim@samoff.com
To: List for community development <maemo-community@maemo.org>

Hello Maemo Community!

While I've been silent on the mailing list and TMO for a while, I've
continued to lurk and participate in other venues like Twitter and
Facebook. In fact, I still submit Maemo news to mwkn.net often.

But, that's all moot in my mind.

Most of you who know me will hopefully agree that I am passionate,
dedicated, hard working member who has put countless time and effort
into the Maemo cause. I have served on three terms of the Maemo
Community Council (one of those terms as the Chair); I have spearheaded
several community efforts (the m.o website redesign, contests,
application development, UI/UX improvement, conferences, etc.); I have
presented talks; I've volunteered; etc.

Most of your who know me will also know that none of this work was done
from a developer's point of view. I came to the Maemo Community as a
user (the N800 was my first Maemo device) and that's how I initially got
involved. My first involvement was in the discussion forums (back then
it was still itT) [0]. Then, I moved on to lodging bug reports [1].
Then, since I am a designer, I began helping folks with graphics and UI
design. The list could go on and on, but my main point is just that I am
really still who I was back when my N800 first arrived in the mail: a
passionate user. In fact, my main handset (by choice, not by necessity)
is the Nokia N950.

One must possess 100 Karma points or more to be nominated for this
position. I have 1,586 [2].

While I haven't been interested in taking part in Council business over
the last couple of years, I am still very interested in seeing the
advancement of (and even helping to steer) the community into the
future. I don't see a lot of hope for Maemo as a specific "product" of
any sort (which, in the end, may end up disqualifying me from running
for this position), but I am still very hopeful for the community at
large. Maemo is more than just a product anyway, it's a philosophy. And,
more than any other open source community that I've been involved with,
Maemo community members are the most transparent, dedicated, and
involved in the life of that philosophy.

I would be honored to come back aboard with a group of whose job is to
negotiate this community's future.

Thanks,
Tim Samoff (timsamoff)


[0] http://bit.ly/UHQYnK
[1] http://bit.ly/PfAjDZ
[2] http://bit.ly/OEcTJb

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http://samoff.com

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Re: Fwd: Self-Nomination for the Maemo Board Members delegation...

claude bucher
Karma: 347
2012-09-23 09:33 UTC
hi Tim,

thank you for coming back to Maemo.org in a troubled time like this and
being willing to put hand to its future!
i only joined Maemo.org about 2 yrs ago and didn't start posting on TMO
after Feb of last year and we haven't crossed pens very often if at all yet.

on Woody's suggestion i have taken upon myself to maintain the election
wiki.
( http://wiki.maemo.org/Community_Council/Council_election_Q4_2012 )
(( will update the Candidate page later today... ))

would you be available for a Q&A timsamoff Board of Director candidate
thread ?
i would post the same (basic) questions to all such threads (for each
candidate, thus) but it would also be interesting to have a place where
everybody may ask and / or request clarification upon answer.

best regards,
misterc



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