[maemo-community] Council nomination: Gary Birkett (lcuk)

From: gary liquid liquid at gmail.com
Date: Thu Sep 17 12:32:19 EEST 2009

I have decided to stand for the council this time round after having my ear
bent from many people.
I have been active in the community for the last 18 months and have been
hanging out in irc and the regular channels and hacking away at my liqbase
software during this time.
During this time I have spoken with lots of people in the community and have
tried to create simple and personal computing apps which connect us at a
human level.

There has always been a strong desire to use the best software we can
find/create/use on all our maemo devices and give the best experience
possible on each of them.
Coupled with this, has always been a strong need for optimization in the
mobile devices platform and have always been on hand to help and assist with
projects and mechanisms.
My experiences with liqbase allows me to help people get the most out of
with GTK and QT and SDL or PYGAME to find the best path through a problem.

I am a firm believer in core solid basic principles and help and encourage
anybody hacking on the platform, creating new and innovative apps and hacks
makes it interesting for all.
Coaxing these hacks and lessons into the general community is a practical
useful thing and will help the platform to florish over the coming years :)

A further aspect of my candidature is collaborative commercial work.
I recently took part in the onedotzero adventures in motion festival where I
was asked to construct a remote control device for their identity
Whilst at the festival there was a great deal of interest in using the
platform to create bespoke custom applications for installations and
projects people have.

I would like to further this commercial interest and create a mechanism for
other interested parties to connect developers with commercial entities to
bring their ideas and bespoke applications to life whilst putting food on
the table of the extremely hard working developers within the community.

Gary Birkett

Open Source,
Open Heart,
Open Future.
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