[maemo-community] Nomination accepted: Stephen Gadsby (was: Re: My maemo.org community council nominations)

From: Stephen Gadsby stephen.gadsby at gmail.com
Date: Wed Sep 8 17:53:06 EEST 2010
On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 10:54 PM, Randall Arnold <texrat at ovi.com> wrote:
> ...I would like to nominate:
> sjgadsby

Thank you for the nomination, Randy. After some thought, I have
decided to accept.

While I'm pleased to see enough community members have now stepped
forward that the election can proceed and the full, five member
council can be filled, I'd be happier still to see a larger pool of
candidates during such an important time for this community. To that
end, I add my own name to the candidate list, and I encourage others
to please step forward.

The time period covered by this next council term promises to be an
interesting one. I support the decision not to forcibly merge the
maemo.org community into MeeGo. However, even without that, MeeGo
already casts a large shadow over our community, and the impending
release of a MeeGo (or at least, MeeGo-ish) handset by Nokia promises
to draw away an as yet unknown, but potentially large, quantity of
people, talent, and resources.

Communication will be key. The current council, and councils past,
have established good communication channels, and MWKN has proven to
be a wonderful asset. In the turbulent times ahead though, I see a
need for even greater coordination and sharing of information.

There's widespread, and growing, anxiety in the community regarding
MeeGo. What does MeeGo mean, offer, and not offer to owners of current
devices? And what of the community members who choose to stay with
Maemo and maemo.org? What can be done to best position Fremantle and
Diablo, at a minimum, for continued community support and enhancement,
and how can the maemo.org resources the upon which our community has
come to rely be continued into the future?

It will be essential that the next council assist the community in
disseminating the information we have, and finding answers to the
questions that remain. More than technical skills, the next council
will need communication skills and a willingness to seek answers. And
yes, that's a direct hint to bears and others who fear they're
insufficiently code-savvy to stand for election to the council.

I'll be doing my best to help.

   -Stephen "sjgadsby" Gadsby
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