[maemo-community] Last Call for Council Nominations And Bylaw Review

From: twilight312 at gmail.com twilight312 at gmail.com
Date: Thu Sep 27 10:42:44 EEST 2012
On czw 27 wrz 2012 08:49:20 CEST, andrew at bleb.org wrote:

> Hi,
> If there are no candidates, thr election period is eztended by a month.
> If there are still insufficient candidates, it's up to the outgoong
> council and the Nokia Community Manager (assuming we still have one) to
> decide how to proceed. At that point they can do anything they want.
> HTH,
> Andrew

Personally, I see lack of candidates for Maemo Council as obvious thing - after all, we're going to have Board of Directors, which, for all intents and purposes, is Council with elevated permissions (powers). Of course, I'm talking about practice, not theory, and I'm pretty sure, that most people see BoD as continuation of Council, with different rules, due to self-governing.

That part is OK, and I'm not criticizing it. What I'm sceptical about, is keeping Council at all - as separate, strange, powerless "something". It's still unclear, what do we need such "castrated" Council for - and lack of candidates seems, that I'm not alone having such doubts. BTW, to be understood correctly - I don't have anything against Council as *name* - in fact, I've even proposed to keep Council as name for group of person, that will be BoD now (for historical reasons - but, such proposition haven't meet approval). Now, I'm writing *only* about propositions for "future" Councils.

AFAIK, we don't have too much helping hands on board. "Wasting" 5 of them for BoD public relations clone, castrated of any influence over things, is beyond me.

Of course, it's always possible, that there is Very Important Role for Council, alongside BoD - in such case, please, explain (question to current Council). As for now, it doesn't look as something to be kept after handover, at all.

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