[maemo-community] Self nomination for maemo community council.

From: robert bauer nybauer at gmail.com
Date: Sun Oct 28 17:42:13 EET 2012
Hi Michael,

Thanks for volunteering for Council.

Rob (SD69)

On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 8:41 AM, Michael Demetriou <qwazix at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I want to help. That's it. I've been trying to squeeze my head to
> think of a candidate declaration but I don't think I can come up with
> one. One thing that you need to know is that I believe that a
> community like us is going to fade away without devices, so I will do
> whatever I can so that we can have a new reference device, be it
> something community sponsored, or an adaptation for an unlocked device
> that's already out there from a reputable manufacturer, or a jolla
> device or something.
> A little bit about myself:
> I am 27 years old, I live in Athens, Greece and I am a civil engineer,
> currently working as a web developer and graphics designer. I love
> mobile devices, open software, movies and photography, among other
> things. I am very much into user interface design, and I like to try
> every diverse device out there and keep the best ideas in mind.
> My first encounter with maemo was when I played with a friend's 770,
> but I came here to maemo.org with my N900, which I bought in an
> impulse. I had hardly used linux until then and I had never coded
> anything else than java (and a little bit of pascal). As the months
> passed, I wanted to have the experience I got on my phone on my pc too
> - I know this happens usually the other way around - and now I am an
> everyday linux user. I also got my hands dirty in qt trying to make
> speedcrunch a little bit more touch friendly. In the meantime, while
> the N900 always bulged in one pocket, the other pocket changed tenants
> quickly. Symbian was replaced by android and that with WP. When the N9
> came around that pocket got a resident too. The N9 for some weird
> reason made me want to code for it more than the N900 did, and so
> contactLaunch, mobilecrunch and rawcam came to life. Recently I bought
> a N810 so that I get a little bit of maemo history in my hands.
> I haven't lived in many online communities but I find maemo to be cosy
> and friendly, and I want that to continue. I love the fact that people
> who moved to other devices still stay around and discuss, and that
> even threads like xxx vs Nxxx are still civilised and have useful
> discussion in them among the inevitable argument. I appreciate that
> most people here love their devices, yet they provide pretty objective
> opinions when a newcomer asks for advice.
> I go about with the username "qwazix" both in tmo, mo, twitter, and irc.
> P.S. We need one more candidate to create a 5-member council which I
> think will be better for the community. Come-on in!
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