Community announcement: poll for Openmoko "Community Member of the Week"

Michael Shiloh michael at
Tue Apr 1 02:56:36 CEST 2008


Thanks whoever set up the wiki page.

I'd like to suggest a minor change: The last column should be the names 
(or nick) of the voters, to avoid voting twice by mistake. Take a look 
at the third line I've just added as a sample.

If there are no objections I'll make that change at the end of this week 
when we set up for next week. (I'll just change the column heading.)

Come to think of it, we don't really need to record the nominator, do we?

Congratulations Kevin and Josch on your nominations!

It should be noted that we appreciate the work of all of you, whether 
you win or not.


Sven Klomp wrote:
> Great idea, Michael!
> I don't know how the voting should be handled. However, I want to start with a 
> nomination:
> Greetings
> Sven
> On Friday 28 March 2008 19:32:22 Michael Shiloh wrote:
>> Dear community,
>> I'd like to initiate a weekly poll for you, our community, to nominate a
>> fellow community member who has contributed substantially to the
>> project, whether an application, a bug fix, testing work, How-To guide,
>> whatever.
>> The intent is clearly to identify and appreciate those of you who have
>> made and continue to make substantial contributions, and also to
>> encourage that extra bit of work required to turn a good application
>> into an excellent one, with a nicely polished GUI, a well written user
>> guide, etc.
>> There is also an important open source philosophical point to this: As I
>> speak at many public events, I am often asked to justify the open source
>> nature of this project, and specifically how the community contributes
>> to the project. I try to keep up with everything you all do, but the
>> amount is so high that I'm sure I'm missing many important contributions.
>> This poll will allow you to bring to my attention work I may have missed.
>> I emphasize that this is not limited to applications or in fact software
>> at all.
>> I'm not sure if it makes more sense to do this on the wiki or the
>> website, but I'd like to try doing this on the wiki first. I think our
>> community is sufficiently honest and respectful that we don't need
>> elaborate checks to make sure people aren't voting more than once.
>> Perhaps all that is needed is a wiki page with a table with 3 columns:
>> Nominator (your name or nickname), nominee (who you are voting for) and
>> reason.
>> At the end of the week the winner gets a T-shirt from
>> and a new poll takes place.
>> Thoughts?
>> Can someone set up such a wiki page?
>> Once we iron out the details and the wiki page is set up I'll announce
>> this on the "announce" list.
>> Thanks,
>> Michael
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