[maemo-community] Council Nomination: Alan Bruce (qole)

From: Qole qole.tablet at gmail.com
Date: Mon Sep 14 03:37:40 EEST 2009

Hi All,

Well, I'll nominate myself for a second term, and see what you all think
about that.

The field of candidates this election is quite rich with excellent choices,
especially if all of Jaffa's nominees step up and accept their nominations
(which I sincerely hope that they do). I would be honoured (and somewhat
relieved) to lose my seat to any of my worthy peers.

Here's some points for you to think about when considering me for a second
term on the Maemo Community Council:


* I have the highest number of "thanks" on talk.maemo.org [1]: Either I'm
helpful, or I know how to "game" the system.  Or both.
* I survived a term on the council, and I now "know the ropes" a bit better.
I can help bring some continuity to the council.
* I am a good bridge between the "power users" and the "developers" since
I'm a bit of both (but mostly a "power user").
* I stay current on the forums, and I think that I have a fairly good sense
of what the issues are in the community.
* I believe that I am a good writer.
* I love the Internet Tablets, Maemo and open source software.
* As a Canadian, I can understand how cold weather and a harsh environment
can shape the mindset of the Finnish people. I therefore can understand how
Nokia thinks. ;-)
* I have a good sense of humour... And nice eyes.


* I'm not a good administrator. I could draw up an agenda or chair a sprint
meeting only under emergency circumstances. ;-)
* I have been known to be incautious in my phrasing. My inflammitory posts
have upset some central people in the Maemo community. This may happen
* I am on the west coast of Canada. If I wish to attend an IRC meeting with
European participants, I have to be up very early and the meeting has to
start in the late afternoon. [2]

So that's what I think about myself. If you want to form your own opinions,
please peruse my posts on talk.maemo.org [3][4] or the mailing lists. My
personality is there, in all its glory and horror.

[1] http://maemo.org/profile/list/category/itt_thanks/
[2] http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=256
[3] http://talk.maemo.org/search.php?do=finduser&u=10410
[4] http://talk.maemo.org/search.php?do=finduser&u=10410&starteronly=1

enthusiast, n. "One whose mind is wholly possessed and heated by what
engages it; one who is influenced by a peculiar fervor of mind; an ardent
and imaginative person."
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