[maemo-community] [COUNCIL NOMINATION]:Attila Csipa

From: Attila Csipa maemo at csipa.in.rs
Date: Tue Mar 15 01:08:43 EET 2011
On Monday 14 March 2011 10:14:34 you wrote:
> I would like to nominate Attila Csipa to run for Maemo council.

I accept the nomination. Let me share a few thoughts.

The past year or so has undoubtedly been quite a rollercoaster for people 
involved with Maemo. Where does this leave us ? What all the announcements, 
strategic directions and such cannot change are the several thousand 
applications submitted to maemo.org, the 70 million downloads and the fact 
that the N900 was and remains one of the (if not THE) most hackable  Linux 
device of the past year. Realistically, I would not at all be surprised to see 
the number of votes less than in previous terms - after all, recent and not so 
recent tectonic-scale events have left us without quite a few community 
members. Still - as long as there are people interested in using their Maemo 
devices with things from Extras and people hacking on them, we should deal 
with whatever the future brings. We can give up any day - it's the going on 
that takes effort. In that sense, if elected, my priorities for the next term 
would be:

- Ensure compatibility with other Qt platforms by working on bringing up-to-
date versions of Qt and Mobility (essentially the 'MeeGo API')

- Cooperate with the MeeGo programme, esp considering the Developer Edition, 
OBS and Surrounds efforts so that we maximize benefit for both people working on 
those and Maemo folks (a bit sad to see timoph turn down nomination - he would 
be an ideal candidate for this, but hey - at least I will be able to pester 
him, David and Niels on the topic with some level of legitimacy)

- Bring out the most with regard to Nokia's upcoming "2011 MeeGo-related 
device". While I understand many are skeptical about it's role and 
possibilities, I have already stated that I do believe many underestimate it. 
Whether it can/will eclipse the N900 as the choice for Linux hackers, I don't 
know, but whatever the future holds, it will undoubtedly bring some things 
that will be applicable to our little community and trusty N900s, too.

- Make sure maemo.org stays up - closely cooperate with all maemo.org 
stakeholders to ensure maemo.org doesn't get it's plug pulled

> As an employee at Forum Nokia, he can use part of his working hours to
> implement various technical enablers that help the vitality of maemo
> community (and benefit the critical Qt ecosystem as a whole).

As per the nomination rules - I'm stating that I'm currently working at Forum 
Nokia in a developer support/consultancy role.

Best regards,
Attila Csipa
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