[maemo-community] Self-nomination for Community Council

From: Eduardo Lima (Etrunko) eblima at gmail.com
Date: Wed Sep 3 01:02:39 EEST 2008
Hi everybody,

Following this thread, I'd like to introduce my candidature. This
information is available in maemo wiki[1] as well.

Best Regards, Etrunko.

[1] https://wiki.maemo.org/Task:Community_Council/Candidate_declarations

   Eduardo Lima

   INdT - Instituto Nokia de Tecnologia

Maemo.org username


   I've been involved with maemo software since the very beginning of
the platform, thanks to my job at INdT. When Nokia released the first
Internet Tablet device, Nokia 770 together with ITOS2005, we started
providing applications to the platform, such as ports of GNOME
applications and games using SDL library. Other contributions pre
OS2006 include participation in the definition of the Telepathy spec
and a very strong participation in the development of BlueZ, the linux
bluetooth implementation.

   Another remarkably contribution to the platform has been the
maintenance of Python programming language since those days. Python
has been widely used in the platform for various projects, and in my
opinion it has brought the attention of many developers to Maemo,
increasing its value and visibility in the Free/Open Source Software

    With the release of the first version of Canola media player, we
started to explore deeper the various possibilities the platform
provides us. With a completely different approach of user interaction,
it quickly became one of the most used applications by the users. It
was written in C language and had SDL as its core lib. We then
evoluted the idea of Canola and have rewritten it from scratch, now
using Python programming language and using the Enlightenment
Foundation Libraries (EFL) as the core libraries. I'm currently the
maintainer of the whole EFL, python-efl and Canola packages for all
internet tablet devices (770, N800 and N810).

   Another interesting project I was deeply involved was the first
version of Carman, which turned your device in a full OBDII analyzer.

   I personally think we can do much more for Maemo and at the same
time, there are many other ideas and opportunities that can be
exctracted from it. This initiative of a community-driven project
really instigates me. We can achieve a lot more together and I would
like to participate closer to the community decisions.

On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 1:14 PM, Simon Pickering
<S.G.Pickering at bath.ac.uk> wrote:
> Name
>    Simon Pickering
> Company affiliation
>    None
> maemo.org username
>    lardman
> Motivations
>    I like hacking (e.g. DSP and Jazelle) and the Nokia tablets provide
> lots of scope, especially due to missing information/drivers/etc (e.g.
> PowerVR, IVA, EAP_* headers for direct DSP audio output). I'm very keen
> to establish closer links between the technical staff/groups at Nokia
> and the community developers who would like to enhance/expand the
> tablets' abilities. I would really like to have the community more
> heavily involved in emerging features of the internet tablets, with
> component alpha-/beta-testing and access to more information (if it can
> be arranged). It is nice to see that we (Nokia & the Community) have
> made progress on the communication and information side of things with
> e.g. the "Questions for Nokia" page
> (http://wiki.maemo.org/Questions_for_Nokia).
> Cheers,
> Simon
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Eduardo de Barros Lima
INdT - Instituto Nokia de Tecnologia
eblima at gmail.com

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