[maemo-community] Council nominations: Kathy Smith

From: Aniello Del Sorbo anidel at gmail.com
Date: Wed Sep 8 23:08:21 EEST 2010
So cool! :)

I applaud your choice.

On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 16:44, Kathy Smith <kathy at revdkathy.com> wrote:
> After a great deal of consideration, and a LOT of persuasion on this list,
> twitter, IRC and even the phone, I'd like to rescind my rejection and accept
> Texrat's nomination, if that's permitted.
> I'm still very unconvinced about my usefulness to the Council, but since
> others seem to think I can be of value, I'm prepared to try my best if
> that's what people want.
> Please understand, I have limited knowledge of modern business practices,
> though I did work for many years in organisations almost entirely run by
> volunteers, so  have some idea how volunteer communities work. But I don't
> have the first clue of the modern 'business speak'.
> Equally, I have no experience of coding - I can just about knock up a page
> of html, and that's my limit!
> So what do I bring?
> Enthusiasm a-plenty
> Willingness to have a go - at most things, including technical stuff with a
> bit of support
> Concern for the 'average bears' in comunity, which doesn't mean the
> outspoken angry people demanding stuff on principle, but people who're
> trying to get the best out of their device with limited tech skills.
> People and communication skills - including presentation skills if you ever
> need them, and English language skills.
> Commitment to bridging maemo and meego - and a determination that us bears
> of very little brain will still have our own corner in meego somewhere.
> If any of that can be of use for the next 6 months, I'll stand.
> Kathy
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