[maemo-community] Election: September 2009 - Questions for Candidates

From: Qole qole.tablet at gmail.com
Date: Tue Sep 22 21:41:24 EEST 2009
Contrary to what Mr. "CrashAndDie" stated, there's one poor sucker for
punishment who was on the previous council and is running again. But
honestly, I won't mind if I'm not elected. I've got a few bruises from this
last round, too. But I was told that I should run again by the same person
who put me up to it the first time, so I'm doing it again.

On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 11:07, Ryan Abel <rabelg5 at gmail.com> wrote:

4. Where would you like to see the Maemo Community in 6 months?
> 5. Do you have any specific ideas about how to get us there?
> 6. What do you believe to be the biggest problem facing the Maemo Community
> today?
> 7. What role do you envision for the community council you would serve on?

I personally think the biggest problem with the Maemo Community is the
biggest problem with any community; it's the people.

People are so messy, noisy, argumentative, cliquey, and unpredictable that
it makes the community frequently very frustrating, stressful, and

On the other hand, the people *are* the community. So I guess we'll work
with what we've got. And what we've got is pretty good, I would say. This
community is better than most I've been in.

I'm very proud to be a part of this great community.

There's one thing I'd like to see happen as the community matures; I'd like
to see the fragmentation (continue to) decrease. I'd like to see the mailing
lists, IRC, and the forums come closer together.

I see quite a bit of progress in this area. I hope to see more in the

As for the role of the council, I think that the council's role has become a
lot clearer to me lately. I hope to see the council continue to act as the
community's proxy to Nokia and the "outside world" when the whole community
can't be involved, and I hope to see the council help Nokia understand and
communicate to the community. This is most important when sensitive
information is involved.

Oh, the council is excellent training for learning what you can and cannot
say when dealing with sensitive information.

On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 11:22, Sebastian 'CrashandDie' Lauwers <
crashanddie at gmail.com> wrote:

On another note, will any of the candidates be present at the Maemo Summit
> in Amsterdam next month, and if so, what will be your main focus, and/or
> presentations if you have any.

I'll be interviewing Ari Jaaksi regarding Nokia and the Maemo community.

I'm also looking forward to attending the sessions, meeting lots of people
that I've only met online, and drinking some beer.

On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 4:10 AM, Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:

> 9. What do you think of the maemo.org sprint process? Have you ever
> attended one of the IRC meetings? If so, what did you think? How could the
> process be improved?

Well, I'm not going to post any links, but I started my first stint on the
council with a unpleasant bang; I wasn't happy with the sprint process and I
didn't phrase my displeasure very well. It caused quite a mess.

Since then, the process has improved, but I still would like some way to see
the progress of each sprint task by clicking on a button. It would be really
nice to see all the Quaiku updates for that sprint task when you click on
that sprint task ID...

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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