Announcement of 2007 Board of Directors Election

Who can vote?

To be able to vote, you need to be a member of the GNOME Foundation and
your membership needs to be valid at least until the end of the
elections. For example, a member whose membership ends on November 30th
2007 won't be able to vote for the elections. A notification e-mail for
those member hip had been expired will be sent before renewal deadline. 

If you're not a member of the GNOME Foundation or if you need to renew
your membership, you have to apply at before November
8th 2007 (23:59 UTC).

If you have applied before this date and if you are accepted, then you
will be able to vote for this election.

Being a candidate

If you are a member of the GNOME Foundation and are interested in
running for election, you may nominate yourself by sending an e-mail to
foundation-announce gnome org with your name, e-mail address, corporate
affiliation (if any), and a description of why you'd like to serve
before November 16th 2007 (23:59 UTC).

You should also send a summary of your candidacy announcement (75 words
or less) to elections gnome org  If you are not yet a GNOME Foundation
member and would like to stand for election, you must first apply for
membership and be accepted to be eligible to run. (You may, however,
announce your candidacy prior to formal acceptance of your application;
should your application not be accepted, you will not be included in the
list of candidates.)

Elected board members with this election will serve for a period of 18 months 
instead of 12 months[1].

Number of directors to be elected

The number of directors to be elected will be seven. 
You can vote for seven candidates, or less at your option[2]. 

(all deadlines are 23:59 UTC/18:59 EST)

    November 2007
 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
              1  2  3 
 (4) 5  6  7 (8) 9 10   list of candidates open (4th)
                        applications/renewals closed (8th)
 11 12 13 14 15(16)17   list of candidates closed (16th)
(18)19 20 21 22 23 24   list of candidates announced (18th)
(25)26 27 28 29 30      instructions to vote are sent (25th)

    December 2007
 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
  2  3  4  5  6  7  8
 (9)10(11)12 13 14 15   votes must be returned (9th)
                        preliminary results announced (11th)
 16 17 18 19 20 21 22   
(23)24 25 26 27 28 29   challenges to the results closed (23rd)
 30 31       

In the case of a tie, another round of votes will happen after the
preliminary results are announced.

GNOME Foundation Membership Committee

[1] Announcement from board:

[2] Discussion related with voting behavior:

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