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Fedora Elections - Important Information



Hi Everyone,

The elections for the Fedora Board, Fedora Engineering Steering
Committee (FESCo) and the Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee (FAmSCo)
are now live (as of 0000 UTC on 7th December 2008) and will run until
2359 UTC on 20th December 2008.

All groups have chosen to use the Range Voting method
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Range_voting).

Ballots may be cast on the Fedora Elections System at
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/voting. If this is the first time you've
used the voting system, please refer to the Fedora Elections Guide,
currently located at http://nigelj.fedorapeople.org/feg/.

Fedora Board Election:
----------------------
This election, the Fedora Board is electing two candidates and will
appoint another two members.

Vacating the seats on the board this election are Matt Domsch, Jef
Spaleta, Bill Nottingham and Karsten Wade.

Christopher Aillon was announced as the board's first appointee with the
second to be decided after the election.

The candidates for this election, in no particular order are:

 Matt Domsch (mdomsch)
 Dimitris Glezos (glezos)
 Michael DeHaan (mpdehaan)
 Josh Boyer (jwb)
 David Cantrell (dcantrell)
 Jon Stanley (jds2001)
 Bill Nottingham (notting)

To vote, you must have a signed Contributor License Agreement (CLA).

Vote Here: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/voting/about/boardf11

Townhall Logs:
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http://mdomsch.fedorapeople.org/fedora-townhalls/2008-12-04-Board/fedora-townhall.2008-12-04.log.html
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http://mdomsch.fedorapeople.org/fedora-townhalls/2008-12-05-Board/fedora-townhall.2008-12-05.log.html


Fedora Engineering Steering Committee Election:
-----------------------------------------------
For this election, FESCo will be electing four candidates to sit on the
committee.

Vacating the seats on FESCo this election are Jarod Wilson, Josh Boyer,
Karsten Hopp, and Jon Stanley.

The candidates for this election, in no particular order are:

 Josh Boyer (jwb)
 Dan HorĂ¡k (sharkcz)
 Dominik Mierzejewski (rathann)
 Jon Stanley (jds2001)
 Jarod Wilson (jwilson)

To vote, you must have a signed Contributor License Agreement (CLA) and
be a member of any other group.

Vote Here: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/voting/about/fescof11

Townhall Log:
 *
http://mdomsch.fedorapeople.org/fedora-townhalls/2008-12-05-FESCo/fedora-townhall.2008-12-05.log.html


Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee Election:
-----------------------------------------------
This election FAmSCo will be electing all 7 seats on the committee.

These seats were previously held by Rodrigo Padula de Oliveira, Thomas
Canniot, Francesco Ugolini, Fabian Affolter, Jeffrey Tadlock, Andreas
Rau and John Babich.

The candidates for this election, in no particular order are:

 Sandro Mathys (red_alert)
 Rodrigo Padula (RodrigoPadula)
 Joerg Simon (kital)
 Max Spevack (spevack)
 Larry Cafiero (lcafiero)
 Hector Gonzalez (hagr182)
 Susmit Shannigrahi (susmit)
 Francesco Ugolini (fugolini)
 David Nalley (ke4qqq)
 Thomas Canniot (MrTom)

To vote, you must be a member of the ambassadors group in the Fedora
Account System.

Vote Here: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/voting/about/famscof11

Townhall Log:
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http://mdomsch.fedorapeople.org/fedora-townhalls/2008-12-06-FAMSCo/fedora-townhall.2008-12-06.log.html


***
I'd also like to point out the following from Paul Frields' announcement
for the June 2008 Board Election:

"I'd like everyone voting to remember that this isn't a popularity
contest, or a reward system. Think about how you'd like to Board to look
when you vote, the same way you think about how you'd like any
government body to look when you cast votes for their elections. We have
a lot of worthy candidates on this list, and you should pick the ones
that you feel will best represent you in advancing the Fedora Project.

This is one of numerous ways in which our community makes decisions
about the leadership of Fedora.  Your vote counts, and I hope you take
advantage of it."
***

This advice is still valid, not just for the Fedora Board election but
for all three elections.

Regards,

Nigel Jones
Fedora Election Admin


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