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

From: Tim Samoff tim at samoff.com
Date: Sun Sep 16 00:03:11 EEST 2012
Hi again, everyone... Just so that I'm placed in the running, I'm
resubmitting my (early) submission. ;)


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Self-Nomination for the Maemo Board Members delegation...
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:17:09 -0700
From: Tim Samoff <tim at samoff.com>
Reply-To: tim at samoff.com
To: List for community development <maemo-community at maemo.org>

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.

Tim Samoff (timsamoff)

[0] http://bit.ly/UHQYnK
[1] http://bit.ly/PfAjDZ
[2] http://bit.ly/OEcTJb


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