GNOME Board elections 2009 (draft)
- From: "Lionel Dricot" <ploum ploum net>
- To: "Susana Pereira" <susana pereira gmail com>
- Cc: Diego Escalante Urrelo <diegoe gnome org>, barisc gmail com, GNOME Foundation Membership Committee <membership-committee gnome org>, Lionel Dricot <ploum ploum net>, Vincent Untz <vuntz gnome org>, Tobias Mueller <tobiasmue gnome org>, Pedro Villavicencio <pvillavi gnome org>
- Subject: GNOME Board elections 2009 (draft)
- Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 17:55:15 +0200 (CEST)
This is my proposition. Please add comment inline if possible.
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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 one full year of active duty, it's now time
to refresh either the blood or our confidence. Which means :
*GNOME Board Elections 2009*
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 to !
*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. If you receive a mail to ask you to renew your two years
membership, you 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
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
Being a candidate is really simple : send an email to the membership
committee 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. 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
Don't hesitate to ask the membership committee if you have any question or
any doubt (did we said that we like beer ?)
The GNOME Foundation Membership Committee
(1) see http://foundation.gnome.org/about/ for more infos
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