[maemo-community] Council Nomination

From: Momcilo Majic momcilo.majic at gmail.com
Date: Fri Sep 16 12:32:01 EEST 2011

I've realised the brief confirmation of nomination was not enough, so 
I've decided to provide brief information about myself.

I am 33 years, old, married, have two kids, and are currently located in 
Belgrade, Serbia.
My professional occupation keeps me the world of propitiatory software 
development and have no commercial interests in maemo.
I have experience with Embedded Linux development of arm based devices, 
but my main expertise is security and cryptography. I have mixed 
feelings about Nokia's behavior in the past, but overall I don't regret 
buying and owning 770 and N810.

I've will try to summarise the reasons for accepting nomination.

As we all know Nokia has decided to focus its corporate politics on 
partnership with big corporations such as Intel and Microsoft. The 
relationship with Intel has shifted the company support to meego, and 
much of the community contributors, have moved in that direction. At the 
time, it looked as next logical evolution step for this project. We are 
still eagerly awaiting to see the results of this direction.

In February, another significant event occurred: Nokia has decided to 
completely change its corporate and product strategy with partnership 
with Microsoft.

The composition of the above events caused/will cause maemo.org to loose 
its primary supporter - Nokia, which used to provide funding, 
infrastructure, software and hardware development.

During the last month it was confirmed that Nokia funding of maemo.org 
and infrastructure will end at the end 2012, causing a widely debated 
"The End is Coming: What do we do next?" debate.

Some have argued that the most prudent way is simply to let the nature 
do its work.
Some have argued that we still have time.
Some have argued that we need an instant action.

Each group of opinions have valid points.

I've belong to the third group, and have accepted the nomination out of 
stubborn determination to just let things go down. I think maemo and its 
community deserve to survive. In order to achieve that we can not afford 
to wait and see if Nokia decides to reverses its decisions. Before the 
end, we have to workable plan, that can be fully put in effect, once the 
Nokia completely pulls out.

This plan should cover funding, infrastructure, software maintenance for 
existing hardware and future project goals such as introduction of a new 
hardware and cooperation with other free software communities.

I am very happy to see project such as Cordia HD going forward and the 
initiative they have in providing alternative hardware platform. I hope 
more community members will find the motivation to help this project, 
instead of useless arguing for the sake of arguing.

Best regards,
Momcilo Majic

On 09/15/2011 01:10 PM, Momcilo Majic wrote:
> Yes, I accept the nomination.
> On 09/15/2011 12:13 PM, Andrew Flegg wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 10:24, robert bauer<nybauer at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> We have just two nominations for council so far.  I will nominate myself
>>> which makes three.
>> Momcilo has not accepted the nomination, as far as I can tell -
>> meaning we only have two candidates at the moment (and one outstanding
>> nomination).
>> Is that right?
>> Cheers,
>> Andrew

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