[maemo-community] Maemo Community Meeting (September 6, 15:00 UTC) & Request for Volunteer Supervisor of Elections

From: robert bauer nybauer at gmail.com
Date: Fri Sep 9 20:00:09 EEST 2011
Thanks for posting the log.

On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 12:24 PM, Qole <qole.tablet at gmail.com> wrote:

> For those interested, here is the IRC log of the meeting:
> http://mg.pov.lt/maemo-meeting-irclog/%23maemo-meeting.2011-09-06.log.html
> My summary: X-Fade has committed to running the council elections, but not
> the coding competition vote. He also said that he doesn't believe that a
> community volunteer would be able to run the coding competition vote through
> the maemo.org system, mainly because of the security risks. He doesn't
> think they'd be able to get access to all of the necessary databases.
I don't necessarily agree with the last sentence for the long term.  Those
are community databases and the community, with community governance, has
the right to decide who has access to them.  That is not to say that I would
not consult with Nemein on the security risks, and follow their advice based
on their expertise, but I cannot accept blanket rules that have the effect
of making it harder for the community to do what it wants (the Coding
Competition vote being an example of the community's frustration).  I don't
mean to imply here that Nemein is not a valuable part of the community.  I
am quite appreciative of their support and think they are a big part of
maemo's future.  But there are members of the community that perhaps can be
trusted with database access in the future.

> Also an interesting quote:
> SD69: I hope this isn't too blunt, but does Nokia care much what happens
> with maemo.org community? Or is it off the radar screen at this point?
> mairas: Sure, we're funding maemo.org a lot longer than the internal MeeGo
> team!
> (That puts things in perspective...)
Yes, I thought this was interesting too.  I increasingly think Maemo may
have an advantage that we are off (or under might be more appropriate to
say) the radar in the big picture whereas MeeGo is seen as being a
competitive threat to WP7.


>   On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 6:22 PM, robert bauer <nybauer at gmail.com> wrote:
>>   Hello,
>> I do not believe it has been announced.  A September Maemo community
>> meeting has been scheduled for September 6, in #maemo-meeting, at 15:00
>> UTC.  It appears this will be the last meeting before the next election.
>> The tentative agenda for the meeting is:
>> Election *operation* (so election runs smoothly and *not* to discuss
>> issues that may be debated in the election)
>> *Current* status of maemo.org
>> For those who are not aware of it, Dave Neary used to organize the maemo
>> elections but has moved on from Maemo to other OSS projects.  Nevertheless,
>> he is generously assisting with the voting process for the Coding
>> Competition <http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p=1079486&postcount=573>.
>> It would be nice if a trusted person from the community having proficiency
>> with SQL would volunteer to learn the process from Dave Neary.
>> SD69
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