GNOME Foundation: Announcing GNOME Board elections 2009

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http://permalink.gmane.org – Oyez, oyez, oyez dear GNOME foundation members! As you should know, the GNOME foundation is run by a board of 7 directors known as "The Board"(1). After 18 months of active duty, it's now time to refresh either the blood or our confidence. Which means : *GNOME Board Elections 2009* (full calendar available lower in this message) May 22th : deadline to apply as a candidate May 22th-25th : send your questions for the candidates June 3rd-17th : Voting period July 3rd : old and new board meet at GUADEC Do you want to be empowered by the community? Do you like the smell of burnoutized brain in the morning? Do you want to be part of the board that will achieve ultimate GNOME world domination? Then you can be a candidate too! *WHO WILL VOTE* Every GNOME foundation member listed on the website (2). If you are not listed, you have until the 1st of June to contact the membership committee (4). If you receive a mail to ask you to renew your two years membership, you also have until the 1st of June to reply. *WHEN WILL THE VOTE TAKE PLACE* Voting is done by email. Voters will receive complete instructions on June 3rd. If you have not received anything on June 5th, contact the membership committee (4). You have until June 17th to cast your vote according to the instructions you will receive. *WHO ARE THE CANDIDATES ?* You are a potential candidate. Don't be afraid : you don't have to be a planet.gnome troll-hem-rockstar or to have a 28 karma on bugzilla. Being a foundation member is the proof that you showed significant implication in the GNOME project. And the worst thing that could happen to you is not being elected. Not a big risk : nothing to loose and a lot to win. Remember that every GNOME rockstar that worked in the board was a shy candidate before being elected.(3) Being a candidate is really simple : send an email to the membership committee (4) before May 22th. Buying them a beer might help too. *HOW TO CHOOSE ?* Between May 22th and May 25th, any voter can send his questions to the candidates. Send them to the membership committee (4). On May 25th, the committee will select the most relevant non-duplicates questions and send them to all candidates. *WHAT'S NEXT?* The old, white haired board will meet the fresh gang at GUADEC on July 3rd. They will party all night and then... I guess you have to be there to know. *CALENDAR* (all deadlines are 23:59 UTC/18:59 EST) May 2009 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14(15)16 Announcement and list of candidates open (15th) 17 18 19 20 21(22)23 applications closed (22th) start collecting questions (22th) 24(25)26(27)28 29 30 list of candidates closed, questions to be sent to the candidates chosen (25th) 31 questions emailed to all candidates (27th) June 2009 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa (1) 2 (3) 4 5 6 membership renewals closed (1st) instructions to vote are sent (3rd) 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16(17)18(19)20 votes must be returned (17th) preliminary results announced (19th) 21 22 23 24 25(26)27 challenges to the results closed (26th) 28 29 30 July Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 (3) 4 Board meeting at GUADEC with the new and old boards (3rd) 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 In case of a tie, there's another round of votes starting on June 19th and ending on June 26th. *QUESTIONS?* Don't hesitate to ask the membership committee (4) if you have any question or any doubt (did we said that we like beer?) Democratically yours, The GNOME Foundation Membership Committee (1) see http://foundation.gnome.org/about/ for more infos (2) http://foundation.gnome.org/membership/members.php (3) http://www.vuntz.net/journal/post/2009/03/24/Next-GNOME-Foundation-Elect... (4) send your email to membership-committee< at >gnome.org (Software)