Announcing GNOME Board elections 2009

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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

(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

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.


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 for more infos
(4) send your email to membership-committee gnome org

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