RM Bauer running in Maemo Community Council election
RM Bauer has put himself into the running for the forthcoming Community Council election: My community involvement to date has been personal, not professional, mostly on the forum and on the Diablo Community Project as SD69. I did not get involved in technical and programming issues, just supported the project and communicated with others who were able through their skills to get to a successful result to show the value of a CSSU. The main reason for volunteering is I think that the community will soon face some significant challenges and my particular skills could be of use. [...] Like most here, I personally see the value of having mobile devices and maemo softwarethat is open for users and others to enjoy and improve, and wish to help in that effort.
Stephen Gadsby nominated for Maemo Community Council
Randall Arnold has nominated Stephen Gadsby to the Community Council: Stephen is one of the original Maemo community members. He has long been your most cheerful forum moderator, keeping talk.maemo.org from descending into absolute chaos by stitching together wayward threads and quietly scolding those who troll. His wry sense of humor is legendary, and has been very effective at stopping a rampaging trollfest in its tracks. He has earned his place as Chief Karma Recipient (3645!!!) by tirelessly gathering bugzilla statistics (Maemo and MeeGo) and publishing them for your easy access. Stephen has since declined the nomination.
Timo Harkonen nominated for Maemo Community Council
Randall Arnold has nominated Timo Härkönen to the Community Council: Timo is a well-respected employee of Digia who has been a strong contributor to Maemo and MeeGo, especially in the area of quality assurance. He was the first Maemo Greeter (volunteers who use their forum signature to help others) and joined MeeGo Greeters as well. Timo's good nature and calm demeanor have helped reassure many doubting people as well as defused heated conversations Timo has since declined the nomination.
Proposed icon for the Community SSU
Andrew Zhilin has been working on an icon for the Community SSU, which is currently reusing Application Manager's "update" icon. Your editor likes the way the design shows the potential being revealed under the outer skin; very apt for the CSSU!