Contemplation period begins for Hildon Foundation Board of Directors election
Editor: Ryan Abel
The nomination period for the Hildon Foundation Board of Directors election ended Friday last week. The final candidate list is: Ryan Abel, Andrew Flegg, Krzysztof Kuska, Rüdiger Schiller, Win7 Mac, and Craig Woodward. 6 candidates, assuming all 6 last through the contemplation period, are enough to elect a board of 5 members.
The contemplation period runs from June 15th 0:00UTC till June 21st 23:59UTC, and voting then runs from June 22nd 0:00UTC till June 28th 23:59UTC.
This is your chance to ask questions of the candidates and discuss the various issues that fall under the purview of the board. Speaking as someone who's stood for election for the Maemo Community Council a number of times, your editor cannot understate how helpful active community participation in elections is. These discussions help clarify candidate and community views on role of the Hildon Foundation and the board, and a strong turnout always gives a nice energy boost to a newly elected body.
Aligning Maemo Community Council and Hildon Foundation Council
Editor: Ryan Abel
Last week, Joerg Reisenweber announced that the membership of the Maemo Community Council and the Hildon Foundation Council would change to accomodate the merger of both councils into a Unified Council:
As I am sure you know by now the objective of the recent Referendum was to align HFC and MCC together, hence forming a Council with similar rules including a few tweaks to adjust to new practicalities; instead of being a Nokia conduit. This will allow the two bodies to be aligned for the current and any future term. Hildon Foundation will therefore be left with one Council and a Board of Directors. In future this shall result in a single election performed for the unified council. For the above to happen it is required that the elections for HFC and MCC members are to be the same. This unfortunately didn't happen and we are currently left with one different member in each body, out of the five.
sixwheeledbeast and Kash will still play a role in the decision making processes for the new Unified Council, and the unification of the two bodies should hopefully reduce confusion and unnecessary bureaucratic contortions.