[maemo-community] Incorrect election title on voting page

From: Ryan Abel rabelg5 at gmail.com
Date: Mon Sep 8 12:43:56 EEST 2008
On Sep 8, 2008, at 5:33 AM, Simon Pickering wrote:

>> This is why I think it's important to be specific about it being a
>> _maemo.org_ Community Council, because I see the "Maemo Community"  
>> and
>> the "maemo.org Community" as two separate things. The maemo.org
>> Community being a subset of the larger Maemo Community, and not
>> including things like itT and Tablet Scene.
>> If we say "Maemo Community" in the context of the maemo.org Community
>> Council, then excluding people who don't have a maemo.org account
>> (and, eventually, excluding people with less than 25 karma) from
>> voting doesn't make sense, which is where the confusion arises for
>> those disgruntled itT users.
> Hmm, I think ITT contributors should really be included in whatever  
> we call
> the community - they provide a useful service, even if the forum is  
> not
> based at the maemo.org site.

Part of my concern for being specific about the semantics of the  
council stems from a desire to limit the scope of the council to a  
realistic breadth. For a variety of reasons (both ideological and  
otherwise), I don't think it's possible (nor necessarily desirable) to  
account for itT in the council's scope. Now, this is not to dismiss  
the many fine contributions that come from itT (heck, a large amount  
of my participation in Maemo has been through itT, and it's certainly  
where I got started), but there is a certain segment of its population  
whose views cannot be well addressed by a council, so it shouldn't  
pretend to try to.

> We need to push some way of allowing their contributions there to  
> accumulate
> karma on maemo.org and encourage them to register accounts for the  
> next run
> of the council elections. The same goes for IRC contributors, if  
> there's
> some way of measuring their input in terms of karma, then they  
> should also
> be included and allowed to vote simply due to their contributions.

Myself, I would definitely consider #maemo to be part of the maemo.org  

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