[maemo-community] My council election standing

From: Carsten Munk carsten.munk at gmail.com
Date: Sat Sep 18 21:13:05 EEST 2010
2010/9/18 Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org>:
> 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
> clause.

Agreed, but the time for nominations is kinda over so it's a part of
an on-going election which changes things a bit - the nomination
likely shouldn't have been in the ballot in the first place.

Carsten Munk
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