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From: "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <jmbsvicetto@g.o>
To: Gentoo NFP <gentoo-nfp@l.g.o>
Cc: gentoo-dev-announce <gentoo-dev-announce@l.g.o>, gentoo-project <gentoo-project@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-project] 2015 Trustee Election
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:15:22
1 Dear Gentoo Foundation Member,
3 Nominations for the 2015 Trustee Election will end at 00:00 UTC
4 2015/07/23 (Thursday), so there's approximately 2 and 1/2 days left to
5 nominate.
7 All nominations must be sent to the gentoo-nfp mailing list. If you were
8 nominated and want to run, you have to accept your nomination on
9 the same mailing list.
11 Voting for the election will take place between 00:00 UTC 2015/07/25 and
12 00:00 UTC 2015/08/14. There will only be a need for voting if there are
13 more candidates than open seats.
15 Only Foundation members may vote. The list of members is
17 If you are not listed, please contact the trustees.
19 The new trustees will take their seats at the AGM on Aug 16.
21 Trustees serve a two year term and retire by rotation every year.
23 This year, Petteri R├Ąty (Betelgeuse) and Sven Vermeulen (SwifT) retire
24 by rotation.
26 There are thus two seats on the board of trustees to be contested.
29 Here are the rules:
31 * Gentoo Board of Trustees is composed of five elected members
32 * Elections happen every year and need to be completed before the AGM
33 in August
34 * There should be at least three election officials plus at least one
35 person assigned from Gentoo Infrastructure project to handle their side
36 of the election. Officials are allowed to vote in the election but they
37 aren't allowed to run in it. They are selected by the current Board of
38 Trustees.
39 * There's one month for nominations and one month for voting. In
40 special cases current Board of Trustees may decide to shorten that
41 period. Anyone can nominate.
42 * All Gentoo Foundation members may vote but only members of age above
43 18 are allowed to run (legal requirement). To run in the election, a
44 person has to be nominated on the gentoo-nfp mailing list and personally
45 accept that nomination on the same list.
46 * Members who are active Gentoo developers vote using votify script on
48 * Members who aren't active Gentoo developers should mail their
49 GPG-signed ballot files to election officials who will verify
50 authenticity of those and pass them to infra so they are taken into
51 account while counting votes. Special care should be taken to ensure the
52 ballot is signed by the gpg key in the Foundation records.
53 * After voting period is over, all election officials verify results
54 provided by Infrastructure project member assigned to the election and
55 then post them to the gentoo-nfp mailing list.
58 We're still working on the project pages, but when the page is ready, it
59 will show up in this election page[1] and be linked from the trustees
60 archives[2].
62 [1] -
63 [2] -
65 If you want to read more about the Foundation you can check their page
66 at
68 If you want to ask a question or share your thoughts, contact any of
69 the election officials through the alias (elections@g.o) or at
70 IRC (Freenode #gentoo-elections).
72 Officials:
74 Chris Reffett (creffett)
75 Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto (jmbsvicetto)
77 Infra Contact:
78 Matthew Thode (prometheanfire)
80 We're missing a 3rd election official, so if you don't plan to run for
81 the election and are willing to help, please let us know.
84 For the elections team,
86 - --
87 Regards,
89 Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org
90 Gentoo- forums / Userrel / Devrel / KDE / Elections / RelEng


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