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Craig Woodward

The results of the Hildon Foundation Board elections, Q4 2012 are now official.  Congratulations to all involved, and many thanks to the community for their support and their vote.

Please keep in mind that the Council election cycle is still going!  Nominations continue through the 28th, and voting will occur the first week of November!  There are currently four standing candidates for Council.

Categories: news
Craig Woodward

Board Elections and Council Nominations

2012-10-12 17:12 UTC  by  Craig Woodward
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For those who haven't been following along with the discussion:

  • Board elections have started, and will close on October 18th.
  • Council nominations have re-opened and been extended until October 28th.

The election thread has all the details, including the new time tables.  Thanks again to MisterC for creating the candidate declaration wiki page, and to Andrew for helping with clarifications and nomination validation on the community mailing list.

If you have not yet received your token for voting, please check your spam filters and/or validate you are elegable and have a current e-mail address in your maemo.org account.

 

Categories: news
Craig Woodward
This is a review of the weekly meeting of the Maemo Community Council.

Meeting held on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)
Attending: Woody14619, Ivgalvez, NielDK, SD69

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):

  • CC status
  • Elections
  • Bylaws updates and NFP status
  • Council Mailbag (QT5 competition related)
  • Misc topics

Topic 1 (CC Status)

  • Elections for CC are finished, organizers are working on finalizing results.
  • See the official wiki page for links and eventual official results.

Topic 2 (Elections)

  • We have enough candidates to move forward, nominations end the 28th.

Topic 3 (Bylaws and NFP status)

  • Updates from Woody and TMO are posted in TMO.
  • We now have a tax-ID number.
  • Woody has had no time to work on getting bank account setup.
  • We need to chat with Nokia/Nemien to do further setup for transition.

Topic 4 (Council Mailbag)

  • Laszlo Papp requests Council attempt to recall/redistribute awards from QT5 competition from earlier in 2012, as he feels recipients have not promoted QT5 as the award required.
  • After consideration, this was a Nokia-run competition which Council was not involved in. Council feels it would be inappropriate to interject itself into the QT community (which is much larger than Maemo, Harmattan, and/or MeeGo).
  • It is decided we will encourage Laszlo to take this matter up with the Community via TMO. If there is a consensus there, the next Council may revisit this topic.

Topic 5 (Misc/reminders)

  • We continue to have infrastructure problems, hopefully resolvable by Hildon Foundation when we/if they get the keys.
Categories: news
Craig Woodward

The nomination period for Council and the Board of the new Foundation are ending in just under 48 hours.  To date we have had NO submissions for Council and only two for the Board.  If there's no interest in keeping Maemo.org going, ignore this and it very well may go away.

 

Also, what may be the final version of the bylaws (version 5) has been posted on the TMO thread where there's been a lively discussion going on.  For those involved in that, thank you.  For those who would like to check them out and comment, please hit the link.

Categories: news
Craig Woodward

Meeting held on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)
Attending: Woody14619, Ivgalvez, SD69

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):

  • Elections
  • Bylaws updates
  • Legal status and paperwork
  • Back-burner items and path forward
  • Misc topics

Topic 1 (Elections)

  • Elections for CC are underway, all looks to be working well.
  • Banners were posted on TMO by Reggie for CC Election and Council Elections.
  • Ivan suggests Woody14619 do a thread/wiki page about the voting system.
  • The ML moderation is not happening, need to check X-Fade on that.

Topic 2 (Update on bylaws)

  • Updates from Woody and TMO are posted in TMO.
  • We should do at least one more round, using blog/ML, etc.

Topic 3 (Legal status, paperwork)

  • Hildon Foundation paperwork is in, we now exist (or will very soon).
  • Next steps include setting up a bank account, negotiating contracts.
  • Ivan suggests we use the donation policy from Mer.

Topic 4 (Path forward)

  • Discussion about the next steps for the Foundation and Council.
  • The suggestion of creating a to-do list to hand to both next cycle is made.
  • One Council member suggested that the community and potential nominees don't know the status of Reggie's reluctance to transfer TMO, and that the status should be made public before the election nomination period closes.  The majority felt it was not prudent to disclose it announce it publicly, but instead to inform nominees directly.
  • The suggestion of creating a "things candidates should know" list is made.

Topic 5 (Misc/reminders)

  • SD69 wants to setup a "coming soon" landing page for Hildon Foundation.
  • SD69 takes action to donate his domain and the one NielDK has to foundation.
Categories: news
Craig Woodward

Due to time demands meeting minutes were not produced until 9-25.  Sorry for the delay!

Meeting held on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)
Attending: Woody14619, SD69, ZogG, djszapi, DocScrutinizer

Pre-meeting discussion:

  • A primary worker in QT5 development takes issue with those getting awards for QT5 development, but not helping on porting for the N9.

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):

  • Elections (Council and CC)
  • Update on bylaws
  • Misc topics

Topic 1 (Elections)

  • Woody14619 has updated scripts to allow single-token to multi-election voting.
  • The CC will be setup and in effect will be a test of the system, having 7 elections on one token.

Topic 2 (Bylaws)

  • SD69 will have yet another revision out this weekend, shaping up nicely.

Topic 3 (Misc)

  • SD69 discusses issues around Foundation setup.
  • OBS and such are discussed, movement to continue collaboration with Mer touched on.
  • Discussion from before the meeting continues...
Categories: news
Craig Woodward

Due to time demands meeting minutes were not produced until 9-25.  Sorry for the delay!

Meeting held on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs)
Attending: Woody14619, Ivgalvez, SD69i, DocScrutinizer05, Kerio

Summary of 15:00 meeting with X-Fade:

  • Council elections were announced, X-Fade will help w/ elections.
  • Discussion on using a single token for multiple elections.
  • X-Fade commits to handling CC if Woody can make single-token work.
  • Bergie will look at why Merlin can't get access.
  • Nokia rep for giving SSL certs for sites has gone missing.

Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):

  • Council Elections Started
  • Infrastructure status
  • Bylaws updates

Topic 1 (Council Elections Started )

  • Woody announced elections, things are moving along.

Topic 2 (Infrastructure discussion)

  • Woody will look to update the voting software to do multi-token voting.
  • We should be able to use the machine for CC if that gets done soon.

Topic 3 (Bylaws updates)

  • New questions are being asked, some require more info, all please review.
  • SD69 is doing a revision with required legal bits.
  • We should attempt to settle bylaws before the 15th.
  • We should re-post articles into TMO/ML/Blog, etc.

Topic 4 (Misc)

  • Discussion about bylaws and Karma, how to codify?
Categories: news
Craig Woodward

Maemo Elections (September 2012)

2012-09-05 23:45 UTC  by  Craig Woodward
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While it's been just over 5 months, the current Council feels that due to timing considerations the next Community Council elections are due at this time.

While it's been just over 5 months, the current Council feels that due to timing considerations the next Community Council elections are due at this time.
This election will be a very special one, considering the state of Maemo and Nokia and how things have unfolded over the past few months.

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Categories: news
Ivan Galvez Junquera
In an effort to increase transparency and access for the community, Council holds public meetings each Friday at 18:00UTC. This was an specific meeting with Nemein about infrastructure.

Meeting held on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (logs) at 15:00 UTC

Attending:  SD69, X-Fade, merlin1991, ivgalvez

 

Summary:

## Transference of administration to volunteers.

Merlin1991 was granted with some administrative rights on repositories (delete and promote applications), however it's not yet working correctly. X-Fade will dig into it.
We have also requested to add more administration permissions and more people to the working group. Next meeting will take place at same time next week.

## Current needs for voting system

- Council elections might take place beginning October, we'll need X-Fade support to setup voting process.
- By-laws approval might take place beginning October at the same time than Council election, we'll need X-Fade support to setup voting process.
- Coding Competition will need voting mechanism by mid September, we'll need X-Fade support to setup voting process.

## Situation of servers and contracts

- Council will talk to Henri, from Nemein, to know the required budget for hosting Maemo services.

- New Council, if by laws are approved should decide about keeping servers with Nemein by end October, so a proper decision about continuing with Nemein will be ready beginning November.

- Servers are paid by Nokia until the end of December so contract could be transferred to legal entity in the beginning of November.

- If decided, migration could begin in November, to avoid getting too close to December and holidays.

 

Next meeting with X-Fade will be held #maemo-meeting next Friday September, 7th 15:00 UTC



nieldk

Community Council Meeting (august 24th, 2012)

2012-08-24 19:39 UTC  by  nieldk
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In an effort to increase transparency and access for the community, Council holds public meetings each Friday at 18:00UTC. Meeting logs are available at any time, and minutes are posted to the Council blog soon after (usually the following Monday).

Council logs for meeting on August 24th, 2012

Meeting held on FreeNode, channel #maemo-meeting (http://mg.pov.lt/maemo-meeting-irclog/%23maemo-meeting.2012-08-24.log.html)

Attending:  nieldk

## Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):

Update on bylaws and presentation/setup for NFP
Infrastructure migration issues
CSSU support and issues
Misc topics.

## Topic 1: Update on bylaws
SD69 have updated bylaws document in order to publish it for community feedback. It is published on wiki (http://maemo.org/community/council/by-laws_for_hildonfoundation/) for community members review, feedback and final acceptance.
This issue is blocker for several actions, including:
- Elections for next Council/Board of Directors, we'd like to use one single voting for both elections and Bylaws approval
- Legal entity, that will took place after elections.

Other open issues from previous Council meeting is postponed due to Council members on vacation.

Categories: council
nieldk

By-Laws for Hildonfoundation

2012-08-24 19:37 UTC  by  nieldk
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SD69 have updated bylaws document in order to publish it for community feedback. It is published here in full, for community members review, feedback and final acceptance.


This issue is blocker for several actions, including:
- Elections for next Council/Board of Directors, we'd like to use one single voting for both elections and Bylaws approval
- Legal entity, that will took place after elections.

It is by all means not a final document, and only a suggestion from the current Council for establising a legal entity to continue the Maemo society.

Therefore the feedback after review is necessary from community members and a final acceptance of the community is needed in order to establish a legal entity to be responsible for carrying out the Maemo.org infrastructure.

RevisedHildonFoundationBylaws.docx

Categories: council
Ivan Galvez Junquera
In an effort to increase transparency and access for the community, Council holds public meetings each Friday at 18:00UTC. Meeting logs are available at any time, and minutes are posted to the Council blog soon after (usually the following Monday).

Council logs for meeting on August 17th, 2012

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

Attending:  nieldk, Pali, ivgalvez

## Summary of topics (ordered by discussion):

  • Update on bylaws and presentation/setup for NFP
  • Infrastructure migration issues
  • CSSU support and issues
  • Misc topics.
## Topic 1: Update on bylaws Still pending on SD69 to update bylaws document in order to publish it for community feedback. As it was previously discussed during last Council meeting (August 10th) Woody14169 will review it himself in case SD69 is not available and publish it. If it's not prepared by the end of this week, we will publish it as is. This issue is blocker for several actions, including: - Elections for next Council/Board of Directors, we'd like to use one single voting for both elections and Bylaws approval - Legal entity, that will took place after elections. ## Topic 2: Infrastructure migration issues Woody14619 commented during last Council Meeting that merlin1991 had finally obtained the administrative rights to repositories but something wasn't working correctly in the web interface. merlin1991 is right now on holidays so it's unclear what's the status about this issuem. In the meantime. ivgalvez has sent a few emails to both X-Fade and merlin1991. ## Topic 3: CSSU support and issues A new CSSU Testing release is planned for this week. A new version of CSSU enabler is now in devel (should by in Testing by next week) and is candidate to land in Extras to allow users to install CSSU via HAM without the need to enter TMO. ivgalvez has asked via ML for the conclusions from last CSSU meeting and also proposed to keep fixed scheduled meetings.