[maemo-community] Getting the ball rolling for council elections, and proposal to lengthen terms

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Fri Jul 31 19:17:02 EEST 2009
On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 15:29, Dave Neary<dneary at maemo.org> wrote:
> I'd like to see us get the ball rolling on the next council elections
> early next week, and open the call for candidates soon. We're running
> quite close to the wire for the summit getting the election done, and
> giving the council a chance to meet virtually before then.

Agreed. In particular, we'll need you/Henri/Niels to look at the
account/karma situation for non-existing maemo.org accounts at
talk.maemo.org which _would_ meet the karma requirements if they had

> I would also like to propose that we concurrently run a referendum (yes,
> another one) on lengthening the council's term to one year.

I see the council as primarily a reactive role (shepherding some of
the key events like the summit, GSoc etc.); and so I'm interested to
hear from people who think that there are things the council should be
doing which we haven't been (either because they're too big for our
scope or whatever).

> If the council agrees, I'd like to see us run this referendum
> concurrently, and thus it would apply to the council elected in March
> 2010 (since it seems really weird for me to have it apply to people who
> only signed up for 6 months in September).

Personally, it's not something I'd support. However, I'm happy to open
it up to a referendum if there's a support for both sides (or even
overwhelming support in favour of the idea).

In particular, how would Simon & Eduardo - both people who didn't
stand again - feel about tying themselves in for a *year*?



Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org  |  http://www.bleb.org/
Maemo Community Council chair
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