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Jussi Ohenoja

2014-02-11 Meeting Minutes

2014-02-18 08:36 UTC  by  Jussi Ohenoja
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Meeting held on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)

Attending: Joerg Reisenweber (DocScrutinizer05), Ruediger Schiller (chem|st), Gido Griese (Win7Mac), chainsawbike, Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme).

Absent:

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):
- Off-site backup for Maemo
- Discussion on moving Hildon Foundation to a german e.V.

Topic (Off-site backup for Maemo):

  • DocScrutinizer05 brought to attention that the Maemo off-site backup service will cease in the end of this month. This in effect means that maemo.org would exist as single instance in a single server rack with no backup whatsoever.
  • There is urgent need to find a permanent solution to the backup. Requirement is about 4TB of storage and 1GBps connectivity.

Topic (Discussion on moving Hildon Foundation to a german e.V.):

Action Items:
  • N/A
Categories: council
Jussi Ohenoja

2014-02-04 Meeting Minutes

2014-02-11 17:20 UTC  by  Jussi Ohenoja
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Meeting held on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)

Attending: Joerg Reisenweber (DocScrutinizer05), Ruediger Schiller (chem|st), Gido Griese (Win7Mac), chainsawbike, freemangordon, kerio, Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme).

Absent:

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):
- Proposals for next contest
- Discussion on moving Hildon Foundation to a german e.V.

Topic (Proposals for next contest):

  • No news, seems Jolla peole have been busy with FOSDEM.

Topic (Discussion on moving Hildon Foundation to a german e.V.):

  • Win7Mac has drawn up nice proposals on the different possibilities to organize: first draft of various possibilities
  • More refined models: KDE model and General Assembly centered model and final draft
  • Discussion on whether there needs to be an annual support fee for community, pros: it would heighten the sense/value of community.
  • Discussion on the actual method of the moving, do we need a general census/election for community to okay the move?
Action Items:
  • N/A
Categories: council
Jussi Ohenoja

2014-01-21 Meeting Minutes

2014-01-28 18:08 UTC  by  Jussi Ohenoja
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Meeting held on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)

Attending: Joerg Reisenweber (DocScrutinizer05), Ruediger Schiller (chem|st), Paul Healy (sixwheeledbeast), freemangordon, kerio, Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme).

Absent:

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):
- Proposals for next contest
- Discussion on the mailing list
- Things to be settled with Nokia

Topic (Proposals for next contest):

  • No news, Chemist has contacted Cybette but no answer yet.

Topic (Discussion on the mailing lists):

  • There was discussion on the technical merits of a majordomo based list vs. current mail forwarder based list.
  • It was decided that for council matters forwarder is better, and it can be implemented using masked send addresses to avoid bouncing on strictly configured servers.

Topic (Things to be settled with Nokia):

  • No progress currentl.y
  • Discussion on alternatives if maemo.org cannot be used.
Action Items:
  • N/A
Categories: council
Jussi Ohenoja

2014-01-07 Meeting Minutes

2014-01-14 16:39 UTC  by  Jussi Ohenoja
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Meeting held on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)

Attending: Joerg Reisenweber (DocScrutinizer05), Ruediger Schiller (chem|st), Michael Demetriou (qwazix), Paul Healy (sixwheeledbeast), Gido Griese (Win7Mac), warfare, Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme).

Absent:

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):
- Proposals for next contest
- Proposing date and time for the next meeting
- Things to be settled with Nokia
- PayPal account

Topic (Proposals for next contest):

  • There were few ideas presented;
    • Native opensource applications for SailfishOS
    • Fremantle porting Hackathlon/Contest
    • Multiplatform SW Contest.
  • It was pointed out that before a proposal for a contest could be taken into consideration funding for the prizes should be cleared out.
    • If contest would be about apps for Jolla, then Jolla should donate for the contest
    • If contest would be about Fremantle porting, then funding could be arranged from neo900.org

Topic (Proposing date and time for the next meetings):

  • It was agreed that meetings would be held every tuesday 20:00 UTC

Topic (Things to be settled with Nokia):

  • DNS/domain ownership transfer is imminent.
  • Firmware and flashing tools cannot be transferred.

Topic (PayPal account):

  • The maemo donation PayPal account is still frozen. Workaround is to use the account of Joerg instead.
  • Joerg told that generally the donations sum up to 20...30 eur/month. Infra costs come up to 60 eur/month.
Action Items:
  • N/A
Categories: council
Jussi Ohenoja

Meeting held on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)

Attending: Joerg Reisenweber (DocScrutinizer05), Ruediger Schiller (chem|st), Michael Demetriou (qwazix), Christian Ratzenhofer (merlin1991), Paul Healy (sixwheeledbeast), Aakash Sadh (thedead1440), freemangordon, Craig Woodward (Woody14619), chainsawbike, Gido Griese (Win7Mac), Jussi Ohenoja (juiceme).

Absent:

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):
- Announcing election results
- Farewell to stepping down memebers and welcoming new members
- Nominating new chairman
- Proposing date and time for the next meeting
- Planning for next election
- Proposals for next contest
- Discussion on state of maemo infra
- Things to be settled with Nokia

Topic (Announcing election results):

  • chem|st announced the MCC/Q4 election results. Members are DocScrutinizer51, chem|st, juiceme.

Topic (Farewell to stepping down memebers and welcoming new members):

  • The stepping down council memebers qwazix and merlin1991 were thanked for their valuable contribution to MCC/HFC.
  • Also sixwheeledbeast and thedead1440 were recognized for support to community.
  • juiceme was welcomed to council.

Topic (Nominating new chairman):

  • chem|st proposed that as the newest addition to council, juiceme should be nominated to chair.
  • juiceme accepted on the condition that screwups will be tolerated :)

Topic (Proposing date and time for the next meeting):

  • There was a lot of discussion on the date of the next meeting. The holiday season breaks the end-of-year and it was difficult to agree on a date suitable for all.
  • Finally it was agreed that next meeting will be held on Tuesday 2014-01-07 19:00 UTC.

Topic (Planning for next election):

  • DocScrutinizer51 suggested that it would be important to start planning immediately for next elections so that it can be synchronized with Hildon Foundation board elections.

Topic (Proposals for next contest):

  • chem|st asked for participants to dream up a new maemo contest topic over christmas holidays.

Topic (Discussion on state of maemo infra):

  • qwazix brought up the topic of upgrading the infrastructure. There was some discussion on using the funds reserved for HW upkeep.

Topic (Things to be settled with Nokia):

  • The "Maemo" name licencing from Nokia is still an open issue. To properly transfer the name and domain name to us from Nokia needs some paperwork.
Action Items:
  • N/A
Categories: council
chemist

Q4 2013 Community Council Announcing Candidates

2013-12-02 21:04 UTC  by  chemist
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Dear Community,


I am happy to announce this term's valid candidates as following


NAME == TMO Nickname == maemo.org Profile

Joseph Charpak == jcharpak == http://maemo.org/profile/view/jcharpak

Niel Nielsen == NielDK == http://maemo.org/profile/view/nieldk

Jussi Ohenoja == Juiceme == http://maemo.org/profile/view/juiceme

Joerg Reisenweber == joerg_rw == http://maemo.org/profile/view/joerg_rw

Ruediger Schiller == chemist == http://maemo.org/profile/view/chemist


Please see the wiki [1] for further information.

Stay tuned for your voting-token-mail within the next couple of days!


On behalf of the Maemo Community Council
 
Best regards

Ruediger Schiller
Community Council Chair

[1]http://wiki.maemo.org/Community_Council/Council_election_Q4_2013/Candidate_declarations

Categories: council
chemist

Q4 2013 Community Council Election Update

2013-11-01 19:57 UTC  by  chemist
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due to the lack of nominees we decided to extend the nomination period by one month.

From the merger with HiFo-Council we furthermore need to extend the election process by another week, adding a one-week contemplation period.

We are extending the acceptance of nominations till the end of the day 2013/11/30 (GMT).

Contemplation will start 2013/12/01 ending with the end of the day 2013/12/07 (GMT).

The Election then starts 2013/12/08. You will be notified with an election-token within the week before.

For detailed information on upcoming elections, general information about the process and if you are an eligible person to vote or as candidate - see:
Election Process http://wiki.maemo.org/Community_Council/Election_process

On behalf of the Maemo Community Council

Best regards
Ruediger Schiller
Community Council Chair

Categories: council
qwazix

Q4 2013 Community Council Election Announcement

2013-10-04 19:47 UTC  by  qwazix
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Another six months are quickly running away and it's time for our Community Council to be succeeded by a new one, voted by the community.

The last election finished 8th of May 2013 so the election should begin on the 4th of November. Elections duration is one week, until the 10th of November. Nominations should open 2 weeks before that, thus on the 21th of the current month.

Please contemplate to throw your hat into the ring for the upcoming election, and help this community drive forward.

We will probably have two new devices to call our own during the next few months so the gloomy future that was in the horizon during the previous two elections has been avoided, and exciting times are coming.

In a personal note, I always regretted not being around here or active enough during the golden days of maemo, i.e. right before the N900 was announced and during the first months of it's availability. Don't lose the new opportunity to be part of new fun times that are coming fast.

On behalf of the outgoing community council

Michael Demetriou

(Joerg Reisenweber)

Categories: news
qwazix

Maintainers for the maemo.org infra

2013-08-07 17:49 UTC  by  qwazix
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Dear maemo/meego enthusiasts and Linux lovers,

as most of you likely know, Nokia stopped supporting the maemo.org infrastructure at the beginning of the year. After two server migrations (Nokia -> Nemein in December 2012, Nemein -> community), maemo.org is now completely community supported. Unfortunately, maemo.org was delivered to the community in less-than-100%-working order and our small techstaff team succesfully manged to move the maemo infra to community owned servers and keeping services alive until now. But they are totally overloaded and are yet to have dedicated maintainers for all divisions.

So we, the maemo community council and the Hildon Foundation decided to ask the community for their urgent help. We are seeking maintainers for
- bugzilla
- drop
- garage
- midgard/cms/web
- repository
- wiki
- XEN
- other co-sysops for Apache, mysql, php, Python

Understanding of requirements of a productive system is mandatory. You need to know about peer-review and proper documentation and coordination with sysops. We have no manuals about how stuff works, you need to find your way around by investigating the existing system. Due to the lack of documentation for midgard and maemo.org, we need your knowhow in order to point techstaff to solutions. Without sufficient manpower, the problems we are facing are putting the whole infrastructure at risk. If things remain unsolved, we will be forced to shut down critical services or even the whole of maemo.org sooner or later. We need your assistance in resolving these issues.

This request comes with no particular expectations and it may seem quite obvious, but we have to stress the fact that without community help, a community-driven infra will fail.

You are probably the right one who knows about these services well enough to help us keep them operating. Even just a small contribution of time is extremely welcome. Whether that's having some time set aside for a walkthrough of the architecture; the ability to answer a bunch of questions; or pointers to documentation we may have missed - we'd appreciate anything.
So if you think you can help, please offer it here or send a mail to techstaff@maemo.org.

Thanks for reading and kind regards,
Maemo Community Council & Hildon Foundation

Joerg Reisenweber / joerg_rw
Michael Demetriou / qwazix
Rüdiger Schiller / chemist
Christian Ratzenhofer / merlin1991
Craig Woodward / Woody14619
Ryan Abel / GeneralAntilles
Jaffa / Andrew Flegg
Gido Griese / Win7Mac

Categories: news
chemist

Councils become finally one!

2013-06-14 23:25 UTC  by  chemist
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Dear community.

Firstly we would like to thank all the people who voted in the recent elections. Your say matters and it's important that you "the community" have your say on who will represent us. As I am sure you know by now the objective of the recent Referendum was to
align HFC and MCC together, hence forming a Council with similar rules including a few tweaks to adjust to new practicalities; instead of being a Nokia conduit.
This will allow the two bodies to be aligned for the current and any future term. Hildon Foundation will therefore be left with one Council and a Board of Directors. In future this shall result in a single election performed for the unified council.


For the above to happen it is required that the elections for HFC and MCC members are to be the same.
This unfortunately did not happen and we are currently left with one different member in each body, out of the five.


The members of the Councils to be aligned are:

Maemo Community Council
 Rüdiger Schiller / chemist
 Joerg Reisenweber / joerg_rw
 Christian Ratzenhofer / merlin1991
 Michael Demetriou / qwazix
 Aakash Sadh  / thedead1440

Hildon Foundation Council
 Rüdiger Schiller / chemist
 Joerg Reisenweber / joerg_rw
 Christian Ratzenhofer / merlin1991
 Michael Demetriou / qwazix
 Paul Healy / sixwheeledbeast

We feel three bodies will cause great confusion to the community and will be counter-productive.

Therefore to solve matters, sixwheeledbeast and thedead1440 stepped down with immediate effect from HFC and MCC respectively. While they step down to allow the alignment of the two Councils into one singular body, the current Council
for its term must listen to the opinions the aforementioned two may have on any topics before council reaching a consensus.

Hence the aligned Hildon Foundation Council members now are:

Rüdiger Schiller / chemist
Joerg Reisenweber / joerg_rw
Christian Ratzenhofer / merlin1991
Michael Demetriou / qwazix

We believe the above is an important step for moving the Community forward with a unified Council in the post-Nokia era.

So:
MCC  hereby declares the bodies of HFC and MCC to be one single body in perpetuity.

Further,

MCC agrees to align all future changes to be in line with HFC's procedures of change so that the Bylaws are adhered to.
and:
HFC hereby declares the bodies of HFC and MCC to be one single body in perpetuity.  Further, HFC accepts as it's own all existing rules, electorate processes and generals of MCC, including future changes, as it's own.

Regards
Maemo Community Council & Hildon Foundation Council coalition.

Categories: council
chemist

[HiFoCouncil] HiFo Board of Directors elections

2013-05-31 19:21 UTC  by  chemist
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The newly elected Hildon Foundation Council (HFC) provide the new Hildon Foundation Board eligibility rules (see appendix) for Board of Directors elections and announce elections for HiFo's BoD.

The nomination period for said BoD elections will start on the June 1st 0:00UTC and will end on June 14th 23:59UTC, the contemplation period runs from June 15th 0:00UTC till June 21st 23:59UTC, and voting then runs from June 22nd 0:00UTC till June 28th 23:59UTC.

Appendix - Hildon Foundation Board Candidate Eligibility Rules

1. Nominations will be accepted 3 weeks before the election begins from any community member with a karma of 100 or above.

2. Nominees with a commercial interest in Maemo or Hildon Foundation, such as working for Nokia - or any other company involved with software development - must declare their interest when advertising their nomination. Failure to do so may result in the HFC, declaring their nomination invalid and so bar them from standing in the current election.

3. Elections last for 1 week.

4. Only community members who have had maemo.org accounts for over 3 months and have karma of 10 or above, may vote.

5. Each community member eligible to vote gets a single ballot.

6. The 7 nominees voted for most, as counted by a single transferrable vote system are elected. (For special cases see HiFo bylaws.)

7. There is no limit to the number of times a board member can stand for re-election.

Your Chairman

Chemist

Categories: council
mtraceur

2012-12-14 Meeting Minutes

2012-12-18 23:19 UTC  by  mtraceur
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Meeting held on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)

Attending: DocScrutinizer05, qwazix, ivgalvez, Mentalist Traceur.
Absent: NielDK.

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):
- CC Device Issue Almost At Dead End
- Hildon Foundation Monthly Monetary Reports
- Infrastructure

Topic  (CC Device Issue Almost At Dead End):

  • qwazix still has no reply from anyone about the CC devices.
  • ivgalvez recently acquired one more Nokia contact, who he will try.

Topic  (Hildon Foundation Monthly Monetary Reports):

  • Mentalist Traceur brought up for consideration that the Board could publish a monthly (or some other timeframe) report to the community, saying how much money was earned, how much was spent where, and what the financial aftermath was for Hildon Foundation for that month.
  • There was mutual agreement with this suggestion.
  • ivgalvez will forward this suggestion to the Board

Topic  (Infrastructure):

  • Nokia agreed to pay for everything except TMO for two months while the preparations for a transition are ongoing.
  • TMO, however, has no such provision, and is thus fairly urgent.
  • TMO will be needing an administrator in the near future.
  • It is looking likely that the Foundation will have to hire a professional sysadmin at some point, if there is no sufficiently skilled volunteer.
  • We had a significant debate about what the better course of action was (note: infrastructure decisions are decided by Board, not Council, so this has only indirect influence on policy, if any).
  • The disagreement largely boils down to whether the hosting of talk.maemo.org forums and the other maemo.org website needs to be on one server, and more importantly, how soon should the servers be consolidated.
  • It is also partly informed by a claim made that the laws of the US (where TMO is currently hosted) would require us to notify and/or get the agreement of all TMO members before the forum could be relocated to the EU.
  • The details of the discussion can be seen in the IRC log, linked above, but were not included in the minutes for brevity.
Action Items:
  • ivgalvez will contact his remaining Nokia contact in the hope of getting the CC issue unstuck.
  • ivgalvez will forward the monthly (or other time period) Foundation financial report to community idea to the Board.