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

From: Jeremiah Foster jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com
Date: Fri Aug 19 17:00:04 EEST 2011
On Aug 19, 2011, at 15:49, Sunny B wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 9:26 AM, Jeremiah Foster <jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com> wrote:
> On Aug 19, 2011, at 13:54, Graham Cobb wrote:
> > On Friday 19 August 2011 10:19:00 Jeremiah Foster wrote:
> >> Drop the referendum.
> >
> > I think the referendum has value, mostly as a poll.
> But I think that value lies in what the council actually proposes to do. As jaffa has shown a referendum can't possibly cover many of the potential ways forward.

> >  Without it there is a danger that each of you say
> >  "I have a mandate for my proposal" and we just end up with deadlock.
> I don't think (hope) that there will be deadlock. I think the council can have different representatives going in different directions. People will vote with their feet - if they want to be closer to Debian they'll move in that direction, if they want their own thing they'll do that. But you're right of course, having consensus will help move things forward.
> The problem is people are not simply voting with their feet.  They do not merely go and volunteer at meego.com or somewhere else.  As Woody from Rochester pointed out on this ML, we have had people coming back trying to poach devs from maemo to meego.  Some people keep one foot at maemo and talk it down, resist efforts to organize the place, which now seems to be so that people transition to meego.  As someone said, you have every right to leave, but not to burn the maemo house down behind you.

The key thing is to secure the fundamental elements of the Maemo project. What are they? I'm glad you asked.

1. The source code (which we have since it has a Free Software license.)
2. The name maemo.org (need to secure this from Nokia.)
3. The repos and infrastructure that allow maemo.org to get work done, includes forums.

Then we won't have to worry about any bogus attempts to burn down the maemo house either from corporate malfeasance nor individual two-footed-half-meego-half-maemo-whiners.


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