Nominations over for Maemo Community Council and Hildon Foundation Council
Editor: Ryan Abel
Last week, Michael Demetriou announced the closure of the nominations for Maemo Community Council and Hildon Foundation Council: The nomination period for candidates for the upcoming Maemo Community Council and Hildon Foundation Council has ended on the 23rd of the current month of April. The voting begins on Tuesday the 30th of April. We are happy to see more than enough candidates to hold an election this time. The candidates are as follows: Rüdiger Schiller (chemist), Joerg Reisenweber (joerg_rw/DocScrutinizer), Edoardo Spadolini (kerio), Christian Ratzenhofer (merlin1991), Aakash Sadh (Kash), Michael Demetriou (qwazix), and sixwheeledbeast (sixwheeledbeast).
Voting for Maemo Community Council and Hildon Foundation Council begins on 2013-04-30 at 23:59 UTC
Editor: Ryan Abel
The election for Maemo Community Council and the Hildon Foundation Council will be opening this week on 2013-04-30 at 23:59 UTC. The election should run through Tuesday 2013-05-07 at 23:59 UTC.
The election will be for both the Maemo Community Council and a Hildon Foundation Council. Unfortunately, this situation arose by happenings that seem primarily rooted in political motivations. These motivations prevented the current Maemo Community Council from taking on the mantle and responsibilities of the Hildon Foundation Council to provide for a smooth transition.
The compromise reached has left the electorate voting on one set of candidates for two bodies, with the idea being that voters can voice their opinion about whether the Maemo Community Council and Hildon Foundation Council should be two separate bodies or a single one by the composition of their ballots for each body (identical ballots indicating desire for a single body).
Editorially speaking, this publication is in favor of a single body. This being the only sensible interpretation of the intentions of the by-laws in providing for a Hildon Foundation Council, as a Maemo Community Council without Nokia and with a nearly-duplicate body in the Hildon Foundation Council would serve very little purpose. If you prefer to see a single council body, cast both ballots identically.