[maemo-community] Council nomination: Robin Burchell (w00t)

From: Robin Burchell viroteck at viroteck.net
Date: Wed Sep 8 18:32:24 EEST 2010
Well, why not? Everyone else is doing it. :)

First, in the interests for full disclosure, the primary reason I wasn't sure I
wanted to stand was due to time. I don't have a huge amount of it thanks to work
commitments currently keeping me fairly busy, and other commitments outside of

Once I start thinking about my outside commitments, though, I realise they're
fairly well related to this anyway: occasional Qt patches/PR/stuff, keeping up
with MeeGo/Maemo (a difficult task in itself nowdays), and the various bits and
pieces of code I write or contribute to (see http://github.com/rburchell and
http://gitorious.org/~w00t for an overview of some of it if you don't know of me)

My primary agenda would be to try to help facilitate Maemo in the context of
ongoing and future development, to try to ensure that application developers
can smoothly and easily target Maemo as well as MeeGo (and whatever else)
through the means of Qt and other technologies, as well as helping educate
developers old and new.

This isn't something new: I've been working on it (with varying amounts of
success) both in terms of helping individual developers with learning Qt, and
other problems, as well as the MeeGo developer engagement project
(http://wiki.meego.com/DeveloperEngagement) - which has, admittedly, due to my time
constraints, regrettably been less successful so far.

Finally, I'd like to end my navel gazing, and thank Andrew for helping me to
reconsider my position on not standing for election, by pointing out with his
nomination mail just how important an issue this term (and indeed the last)
have been, and how it would be a mistake to _not_ make my stand right now.

Robin Burchell
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