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Voting for board begins

January 16th, 2015 by

drawingThe voting polls are open. The openSUSE board election has started and all openSUSE members are eligible to cast their vote.

The board consist of one appointed chairperson and five elected members who may serve up to two consecutive terms on the board.

In this election, three seats are to be elected or a standard two-year (24 months) term.
– Terms for both Robert Schweikert and Kosta Koudaras are set to expire.
– Peter Linnell’s seat is up for election since he was appointed to the board as a replacement for chairman Richard Brown.

The candidates running for an openSUSE board seat are (by alphabetical order):
Craig Gardner **
Kostas Koudaras
Michal Hrusecky
Peter Linnell * **
Robert Schweikert * **

* Candidate is eligible for since only first term was served.

** Candidate is a SUSE employee. (Note that no single organization or company can control more than 40 percent of the electable board seats.)

Each openSUSE member has only three votes.

Rules for the election process are available at http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Board_election_rules

The election period ends at January 26th 2015 (23:00 UTC). All candidates have put their agenda on the wiki[2], linked as “Platform” after the candidates’ name.

To cast your vote, go to: https://connect.opensuse.org/pg/polls/read/RBrownSUSE/46342/opensuse-board-election-20142015

If you have any questions, please contact the election officials election-officials@opensuse.org.

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One Response to “Voting for board begins”

  1. Craig Gardner

    Note that the above says that Craig Gardner is eligible ‘since only first term was served.’ However, I haven’t ever served on the board. Not yet.

    That fact likely won’t have any material impact on the voting, but deserves to be clarified. Thanks.