The end of the year is approaching. And besides Santa and fireworks, Geekos know: the openSUSE board gets a refresh! The openSUSE Election Committee has announced the time line for this year’s elections and asked candidates to step forward for the job!
This year, 4 seats are to be elected, two for a two year term and two for a 1 year term. As always, all openSUSE members are eligible to vote. Anybody contributing to openSUSE over a longer period of time can become a member - if you’re not a member yet, you should apply and get your vote in!
Anybody can step up to be on the board, as long as they are openSUSE Members (and not a member of the Election Committee). You can announce your candidacy by emailing the openSUSE Project mailing list AND the Election Committee, best with a short introduction about yourself and information on why people should vote for you.
Role of the board
As board member, you’re a central point of contact for openSUSE. SUSE talks to you about what they’re up to but also people in the project itself will come to the board with issues, conflicts or wishes. The board handles the regular project meetings on IRC (and once a year at the openSUSE conference) as well as trademark issues. The board works with teams like the Travel Support Team and the Marketing team, where travel- and material budgets are involved as well. Find some information about current and past board members on the wiki.
Time line for the elections
For these elections, this is the time line:
28.10. Start of standing up for candidacy, nominating candidates, apply for membership
18.11. Start of candidates campaign
2.12. Ballots open
15.12. End of voting
16.12. Announcement of the results
Be a part of it!
Click here to cast your vote! Note that you have to be logged in with your usual openSUSE credentials to see this page and cast your vote.