[maemo-community] My council election standing

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Sat Sep 18 21:10:40 EEST 2010
On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 19:03, Robin Burchell <viroteck at viroteck.net> wrote:
> In particular, I neglected to read
> http://wiki.maemo.org/Community_Council/Election_process - point #6 to
> be exact.
> You see, as some of you will probably know, I am employed by Collabora
> Ltd. Amongst Collabora's clients is Nokia.
> It was pointed out by a close friend of mine that I hadn't declared
> this when I stood, so I consulted Dave this afternoon about this
> issue, and as a result, my candidacy has been removed from
> consideration - I am no longer in the running as a candidate, and any
> votes I recieve will automatically be transferred to the next. (I
> don't know the full details of how this works. Dave?)

Let me quote the full wording of point #6, since I helped word it:

    "Nominees with a professional interest in Maemo, such as working
     for Nokia - or any other company involved in Maemo-related
     software development - must declare their interest when
     advertising their nomination. Failure to do so may result in
     the Nokia Community Manager, or the outgoing Council, declaring
     their nomination invalid and so bar them from standing in the
     current election."

Dave is neither the "Nokia Community Manager" nor on the "outgoing
Council", so *technically* (since we're talking about the rules) he
isn't empowered to make that decision.

I don't know what the next steps are, I guess they'll depend on a) how
long your name been removed from the ballot (and how many votes have
been cast in that time), and b) a (private) question for both Quim and
the current Council is whether or not we would have invoked that



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