[maemo-community] Council candidature: Andrew Flegg

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Sat Feb 28 01:21:13 EET 2009
Name:                  Andrew Flegg
maemo.org:             Jaffa - http://maemo.org/profile/view/jaffa/
Corporate affiliation: none relevant to Maemo

   I'm proud to have been a member of the inaugural Community Council.
In the last six months, we've seen a sea-change in the way Maemo is
progressing: the summit; community ownership of maemo.org; better use
of Bugzilla; the realistic vision of a community-led "hacker edition"
in Mer; a webmaster, docmaster, bugmaster and now debmaster all being
paid for for us; open communication and - importantly - progress
indicators like the pre-release SDKs, which would've been unheard of
back in 2006/2007.

The Council has been involved in many of these, but would claim credit
for few. I believe we've truly fulfilled our role as facilitators and
would like to continue my role there. We've not got everything right,
but I think we've proved the idea; and that it can be a cohesive force
within the community.

I think there's still work to be done, though. Nokia are being more
open, and projects like Tracker and GUPnP are being developed openly.
Modest has slipped back into internal development; some patches to
Application Manager have been merged, but the community's vision for
application management in Diablo - and Fremantle - looks unlikely to
have been realised. The system as a whole, and the application
environment which so clearly defines the Maemo brand, are architected
internally. Design decisions are taken internally.

Slowly, hopefully, we can change Nokia management into utilising the
enthusiastic talent at their disposal in a way which is truly
ground-breaking in the industry; with a root-to-tip collaboration
between us all.

Thanks for reading this, and I'll happily answer any questions anyone has.

Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org  |  http://www.bleb.org/
Maemo Community Council member

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