[maemo-community] Maemo Community Council Q1 2011 nominations are now open...

From: Nils Faerber nils.faerber at kernelconcepts.de
Date: Tue Mar 15 17:05:51 EET 2011
Am 15.03.2011 15:52, schrieb Andrew Flegg:
> On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 14:38, Nils Faerber
> <nils.faerber at kernelconcepts.de> wrote:
>> Am 15.03.2011 15:31, schrieb Dave Neary:
>>> Given the low level of support the elections have garnered, and the
>>> quite unclear role & mandate the council would have over the next 6 - 12
>>> months, I think serious thought should be given to replacing the
>>> election by a referendum on the dissolution of the community council.
>> As long as the Maemo infrastructure is still heavily depending on
>> Nokia's support I think we still need the council to give the community
>> a voice within Nokia?
>> Once Nokia completely pulls out of Maemo the council probably can be
>> dissolved [...]
> Except if/when Nokia *do* pull the plug (and assuming that there is an
> active community at that point), who decides what happens then? Who
> pays for the hosting? Who organises the money for the hosting? Who
> "owns" maemo.org?
> I see many downsides (including the ones you mention) to the
> dissolution of the Council, but no upside. Having one is free; so
> where's the problem?

Oh oh, sorry, maybe I was too unclear.
For me having the council as long as possible is perfectly fine!
And having spokespersons is in many cases a good idea. I just had Dave's
proposal of almost imminent dissolvement in mind and just wanted to
point out that if it should be dissolved at all then earliest after
Nokia has pulled out, not before. But even after I do not see any need
to do so - just as you pointed out, there can always be good use for it.

> Cheers,
> Andrew

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