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

From: Lucas Maneos maemo at subs.maneos.org
Date: Thu Sep 27 13:34:53 EEST 2012
On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 09:42:44AM +0200, twilight312 at gmail.com wrote:
> 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).

It shouldn't be that at all.  The board's duty is to run the organisation,
obtain and manage funding, manage the maemo.org handover, make agreements
for hosting and other services etc.  Even if they want to, they probably
won't have much time to deal with day-to-day community things.

> 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 was always powerless ;-)  The Council's mission is to "represent the Maemo
community's best interests, and to act as a community conduit for
Nokia-generated information"[1].  Just s/Nokia/Hildon Foundation/ when Nokia
walks away.


[1] http://wiki.maemo.org/Community_Council

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