[maemo-community] Getting the ball rolling for council elections, and proposal to lengthen terms

From: Jeremiah C. Foster jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com
Date: Fri Jul 31 19:02:40 EEST 2009
On Jul 31, 2009, at 4:47 PM, Andrea Grandi wrote:

> Hi,
> 2009/7/31 Dave Neary <dneary at maemo.org>:
>> I would also like to propose that we concurrently run a referendum  
>> (yes,
>> another one) on lengthening the council's term to one year.
> I agree with your proposal. Infact there is just little time between
> the moment a council member start to understand how the whole thing
> works and the moment he need to leave.

I agree, it should be a year long position.
> p.s: (just a "crazy" idea) what would you think about reserving a spot
> in Maemo Council for women? Yes, I know that womens in this kind of
> stuff are rare just like non-corrupted politicians (well... at least
> here in Italy, don't want to offend any other nation :) ) but the ones
> who work in IT are very valid and skilled, so why don't we try to
> promote them and involve more in the Maemo community?

I love this idea - though I am skeptical that reserving a position on  
the council for a woman is the right way to go about getting more wome  
to participate.

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