[maemo-community] Self-Nomination for the Maemo Board Members delegation...

From: Tim Samoff tim at samoff.com
Date: Tue Sep 11 22:45:26 EEST 2012
Clearly, I'm excited (or something). I'll resubmit this after the
nomination period begins. ;)


Tim Samoff wrote:
> Hello Maemo Community!
> While I've been silent on the mailing list and TMO for a while, I've
> continued to lurk and participate in other venues like Twitter and
> Facebook. In fact, I still submit Maemo news to mwkn.net often.
> But, that's all moot in my mind.
> Most of you who know me will hopefully agree that I am passionate,
> dedicated, hard working member who has put countless time and effort
> into the Maemo cause. I have served on three terms of the Maemo
> Community Council (one of those terms as the Chair); I have spearheaded
> several community efforts (the m.o website redesign, contests,
> application development, UI/UX improvement, conferences, etc.); I have
> presented talks; I've volunteered; etc.
> Most of your who know me will also know that none of this work was done
> from a developer's point of view. I came to the Maemo Community as a
> user (the N800 was my first Maemo device) and that's how I initially got
> involved. My first involvement was in the discussion forums (back then
> it was still itT) [0]. Then, I moved on to lodging bug reports [1].
> Then, since I am a designer, I began helping folks with graphics and UI
> design. The list could go on and on, but my main point is just that I am
> really still who I was back when my N800 first arrived in the mail: a
> passionate user. In fact, my main handset (by choice, not by necessity)
> is the Nokia N950.
> One must possess 100 Karma points or more to be nominated for this
> position. I have 1,586 [2].
> While I haven't been interested in taking part in Council business over
> the last couple of years, I am still very interested in seeing the
> advancement of (and even helping to steer) the community into the
> future. I don't see a lot of hope for Maemo as a specific "product" of
> any sort (which, in the end, may end up disqualifying me from running
> for this position), but I am still very hopeful for the community at
> large. Maemo is more than just a product anyway, it's a philosophy. And,
> more than any other open source community that I've been involved with,
> Maemo community members are the most transparent, dedicated, and
> involved in the life of that philosophy.
> I would be honored to come back aboard with a group of whose job is to
> negotiate this community's future.
> Thanks,
> Tim Samoff (timsamoff)
> [0] http://bit.ly/UHQYnK
> [1] http://bit.ly/PfAjDZ
> [2] http://bit.ly/OEcTJb


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