[maemo-community] [HFB] Some thoughts concerning "rules of engagement" that fall outside of the Bylaws document...

From: robert bauer nybauer at gmail.com
Date: Mon Oct 22 20:48:07 EEST 2012
Hi Tim,

We can use hildonfoundation.org for the website, Niel Nielsen got it for
the Foundation and is intending to transfer it to the Foundation.

The m.o servers shouldn't be used because Nokia is in the process of
reallocating them.  Even currently, they are not dedicated to m.o. and
Nokia was trying to find servers that could be dedicated to the
Foundation.  I recommend doing the Foundation wiki and the blog separate
from m.o, or at least only temporarily there.  But we can do a feed on
planet maemo like anyone else can.  The Board can elect to have the blog or
wiki maintained by council if it wants.

The Board meetings cannot be done on IRC - at least the Board members have
to have audio.  If you want a free, web-based conferencing solution, you
may want to look at www.concert-oh.com.  There may be others - I just don't
know others personally is all.  WebEx charges for more than 3 attendees

Those links are for the same Hildon Foundation (a general charity by
mineral water company) in UK.  We should be mindful of it, but we should be
OK since the non-profit is a Pennsylvania (USA) corporation and I doubt
there will be any reason to cross paths.  The Foundation may end up
operating under a tradename different than Hildon.


On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 12:44 PM, Tim Samoff <tim at samoff.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> After recently being elected to the Hildon Foundation Board (HFB), I've
> been doing a lot of thinking concerning how the Board should interact
> with the Maemo Community... I have listed some of my thoughts below.
> Feel free to debate, critique, or add to what I have listed.
> ===
> * While individual Board members are free to interact with the Maemo
> Community on a personal/contributor level, the Board itself should
> attempt to remain "removed" from community minutiae. Community minutiae
> is what the Council exists for and, in this way, the Board should be
> viewed more like how Nokia was viewed in years past.
> * The Board needs a Wiki page on m.o. (If I get some time this week I
> will start it.) All Board members may forward personal photos (good
> quality/representational) to me.
> * Does the Hildon Foundation itself (regardless of Board members) have
> its own website? It looks like Niel Nielson owns
> http://hildonfoundation.org... Can we use this? Can we some of the m.o
> web server to host this? Niels Breet, can you answer this?
>  - Further advancement of a specific Foundation website will need
> funding, but we need to begin discussing this now.
>  - Who will design the site? If we do it in Wordpress or Drupal, it'd be
> pretty easy to setup a Theme and limited functionality (I can take care
> of this if we have domain/hosting/PHP/MySql.
> * The Board should probably have a Blog feed via m.o. (similar to the
> Council). Niels Breet, could you set this up for us? Or, does that
> responsibility fall to a Council member?
> * I think that at least one Board member should always be present at
> Council meetings. The bylaws set up the Board's schedule, but further
> representation will most likely be needed.
> * When should we have our first meeting? My schedule requires either
> morning or afternoon times (PST), Tuesday through Thursday.
> ===
> Again, feel free to add comments, etc. I may come up with more
> thoughts/questions as well. I understand the current bylaws, but I'm no
> lawyer. Am I overstepping any "rules"? Am I oversimplifying anything?
> Thanks,
> Tim
> P.S. I don't know if anyone cares, but a few "Hildon Foundations"
> already exist:
>  - http://www.hildon.com/our-story/the-hildon-foundation/
>  - http://opencharities.org/charities/1082252
>  - http://www.companiesintheuk.co.uk/ltd/the-hildon-foundation
> --
> http://samoff.com
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