[maemo-community] Election announcement article (formatting & questions)

From: Graham Cobb g+770 at cobb.uk.net
Date: Fri Aug 19 11:49:13 EEST 2011
On Friday 19 August 2011 03:51:17 Sunny B wrote:
> Agreed.  The referendum is rather open-ended and permits a variety of
> governance options.  Deriving from your comment earlier, the current
> referendum wording "authorizes" the council so the objections to binding
> nature are no longer on point.

Is there somewhere I should be looking to see the latest proposed draft of the 
referendum question?  The question should be comprehensively discussed on this 
list before issuing it and you are proposing to issue it on Monday, I think?

I am keen that it very clearly and very simply allows the community to express 
its wish as to whether or not it wishes to see substantial effort going into 
maintaining the Maemo infrastructure (in particular, builds, repositories, 
bugzilla, etc) or whether it believes it is appropriate for the community to 
revert to being just a forum, a wiki and a collection of enthusiasts with 
their own application repositories.

I do not think that there is any suggestion that some sort of forum, wiki and 
mailing lists would not remain -- many individuals would be happy to host 
those.  The question needs to be very clearly about whether there is a goal to 
maintain the complex and expensive infrastructure.

Keep the question simple and clear.  If the answer is yes, the council will 
have the job of working out what the solution is (and I, personally, would be 
keen to vote for people who commit to having a full discussion of the proposed 
solution on this list).  If the answer is no, I guess the council will 
probably voluntarily disband itself.

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