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

From: Niel Nielsen nieldk at gmail.com
Date: Mon Oct 22 21:06:45 EEST 2012
yes, I will transfer hildonfoundation.org ASAP, to whom should I request
the transfer?


On Monday, October 22, 2012, robert bauer wrote:

> 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 AFAIK.
> 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.
> Rob
> On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 12:44 PM, Tim Samoff <tim at samoff.com<javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', '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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