[maemo-community] Encouragement to council candidates

From: quim.gil at nokia.com quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Fri Mar 12 23:16:32 EET 2010
> I've a question: are we going to have two separate councils (Maemo and
> Moblin) only for this transitional period or we'll always have?
> Shouldn't we have a single MeeGo council? That's just a question eh..
> not a proposal :)

The plan that makes more sense is to keep the Maemo council election as planned and get a new council that, among other things, will drive an agreement about the mission, scope and processes of the MeeGo community council. Based on the agreement a first MeeGo council election would be organized.

One of the things to be defined will be who can vote and who can become a candidate. One of the easiest things to foresee is that Nokia and Intel employees will be in the same situation than any other employee. Currently a Nokia employee knows a lot more about the Maemo roadmap than any non-Nokia candidate, and this makes it difficult for any of us to think of becoming a useful council member. In the MeeGo context there will be a public roadmap, and the employee of a company will know about the own pans of the company thanks to his NDA, but in principle not about the confidential plans of other companies. This means that the potential usefulness as council members of people like tekojo, konttori, timeless, Eero, Marius, Rikku, etc is equal compared to somebody with no links with Nokia or any other company.

Quim Gil + N900
open source advocate
Maemo Devices @ Nokia
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