[maemo-community] Maemo Community Council: election announcement

From: Andrea Grandi a.grandi at gmail.com
Date: Wed Aug 12 12:36:59 EEST 2009

as I already explained in a previous email, I won't stand again for
the Maemo Council (at least for now), because I prefer dedicating my
time developing something fo Maemo (in particular working at PyMaemo
project) instead of being busy with burocratic stuff.

Anyway... I'm a bit sceptic about dates.

You say that on 27th September we'll have the new council. I suppose
you'll want to sponsor council members for the Summit, but if we only
know their names after 27th September it will be very expensive to
book their flights just 10 days before!

And this would mean a lot of wasted money.

I really would like the election to be made AFTER the Maemo Summit, it
would have more sense (in my hopinion).

What do you think about?

2009/8/11 Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org>:
> As current chair of the Maemo Community Council[1], I'm announcing
> that the third council election will conclude at:
>    Sunday, 27th September 2009 23:59 UTC[2]
> This will give the incoming council about two weeks to nominate a
> chair; prepare for the first sprint meeting of the new term (Tuesday,
> 6th October) and get ready for the kick-off of the community days at
> the Maemo Summit 2009[3].
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> The council is an elected body of 5 members of the Maemo community who
> represent the community to Nokia and facilitate cross-community
> discussions and organisation. For example, activities the council have
> been involved in include:
>  * The Maemo Summit 2009 location, date, schedule and accomodation
>  * Promotion and support of Mer[4], as the future of Maemo for
>    current devices.
>  * Chairing the monthly maemo.org sprint meetings and setting
>    priorities for the paid members of staff.
>  * Triaging bugs.
>  * Communicating with people outside the community on behalf of
>    the community.
>  * Helping define the Extras QA process.
>  * The interviewing and choice of the maemo.org docmaster.
> You don't have to be a council member to work on these tasks, but the
> council can help avoid duplication of work; and raise awareness of the
> good work that many people in our disparate community are doing.
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> The full election process is outlined in the wiki[5], however a
> candidate must meet the following criteria:
>   * Karma[6] of 100 or higher.
> This allows Nokia employees, commercial partners and *anyone* who is
> an involved member of the community to stand for the council.
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> The full election process is outlined in the wiki[5], however a voter
> must meet the following criteria:
>   * maemo.org account older than 3 months at the date of the
>     election.
>   * Karma[6] of 10 or higher.
> Each voter will receive a tailored ballot which allows them a Single
> Transferable Vote[7] on the available candidates.
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> A list of eligible candidates will be prepared and published later
> this mornth. Information on ensuring you are getting all the karma you
> are entitled to will also be published (of particular interest to
> about 1,600 talk.maemo.org account users who are are eliglbe to vote
> but need to register a link with a maemo.org account).
> Nominations officially open 2 weeks prior to the election; the
> nomination period will run from:
>    Monday, 7th September 2009 00:00 UTC[8]
>  to Sunday, 20th September 2009 23:59 UTC[9]
> Nominations must be announced on the maemo-community mailing list[10]
> in the form:
>    Subject: Council Nomination: <name>
> Eligible candidates can nominate themselves, or be nominated by
> others. If nominated by others, they MUST accept the nomination on
> maemo-community, by responding to the original nomination.
> Voting will start following the close of the nomination period and
> will run for a week:
>    Monday, 21st September 2009 00:00 UTC
>  to Sunday, 27th September 2009 23:59 UTC[2]
> Following the close of voting, provisional results will be announced.
> Everyone will be able to check that their anonymous vote was
> registered correctly.
> If no challenges are upheld, results for the elections are finalised a
> week after the voting closes.
> [1] http://wiki.maemo.org/Community_Council
> [2] http://tinyurl.com/n9bkjb
> [3] http://wiki.maemo.org/Maemo_Summit_2009
> [4] http://wiki.maemo.org/Mer
> [5] http://wiki.maemo.org/Community_Council/Election_process
> [7] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_transferable_vote
> [6] http://maemo.org/profile/list/
> [8] http://tinyurl.com/ktpout
> [9] http://tinyurl.com/n9l2pd
> [10] https://lists.maemo.org/mailman/listinfo/maemo-community
> --
> Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org  |  http://www.bleb.org/
> Maemo Community Council chair
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Andrea Grandi
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