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

Sven Klomp sven at
Sun Mar 30 23:01:33 CEST 2008

Great idea, Michael!

I don't know how the voting should be handled. However, I want to start with a 


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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