[maemo-community] My council election standing

From: Kathy Smith kathy at revdkathy.com
Date: Sat Sep 18 21:10:56 EEST 2010
Hi Robin,

I am really sorry to hear that, as I think you have a great deal to offer 
the community. Presumably another time you will be able to declare the 
interest at the beginning and stand. In the meanwhile, there will no doubt 
be maemo and meego things for you to do!

Thank you for your honesty


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robin Burchell" <viroteck at viroteck.net>
To: <maemo-community at maemo.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2010 7:03 PM
Subject: My council election standing

> Hi all,
> As many of you may know, I stood for council in the current elections.
> It was a spur of the moment decision, partly based on the (at the
> time) lack of candidates in what I consider an important time, but
> also due to my feelings on what I consider to be many key issues.
> However.. taking decisions on the spur of the moment often has
> consequences, and it certainly did in this case.
> 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?)
> I'd like to note three things now that the cat is out of the bag:
> - I am perfectly happy with being out of the running.
>   We have many fine candidates still in the running, and as such, I
> am certain that the council will have a fine composition, regardless
> of who wins.
> - I also did (no matter how slightly) break the rules, and as such, I
> must face the consequences. :)
> - Let this be a lesson to you all: read the fine print!
> Best of luck to all remaining candidates - and lastly, I'm sorry to
> *you*, the community, for letting you down like this.
> Finally: I'm on the road for the next day or so, so responses will be
> extremely delayed until Sunday night at the earliest.
> --
> Robin Burchell
> http://rburchell.com
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