Gentoo Archives: gentoo-nfp

From: Grant Goodyear <g2boojum@g.o>
To: gentoo-core@l.g.o
Cc: gentoo-trustees@l.g.o, gentoo-nfp@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-nfp] Foundation membership and trustee election.
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2005 14:28:28
Based on the straw poll, the strong consensus is that all Gentoo devs
who have been developers for at least a year should be offered
membership in the Gentoo Foundation.  Would somebody from
devrel/recruiters please assemble a list of those devs?  Once that's
done, the trustees should (pro-forma) nominate those developers for
membership, and we should e-mail invitations.  If at all possible, I'd
like to get this done by the end of the month so that we can have
elections for trustees by the end of May.  Incidentally, veszig tells me
that he has the infrastructure set up for online voting (yes, without
using the forums).

Once invitations go out we will need a way for members to register to
vote.  (Remember, though, that, members only have to register to vote if
they wish to be counted as deliberately not voting, since actually
voting includes an implicit registration.)  I had envisioned some sort
of webapp, but I don't want to write it.  Since, at least for the
moment, all Foundation members will be Gentoo devs, how about we just
make registering to vote mean that the member has done a "touch .vote"
on dev.g.o?  If somebody wants to write some useful tools to manage all
of this stuff (like reminding devs when their registration is about to
expire), then we'd be exceptionally grateful, but it's fortunately not

If I'm missing anything, or just completely on the wrong track, please
let me know.

Grant Goodyear	
Gentoo Developer
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