Contributors of openSUSE that are not currently members can now apply for membership during a three-week window and can be a part of the changes to come in the project.
Three seats are open for this year’s openSUSE board elections and only members will elect representatives to serve on the openSUSE Board for a 24 months term.
openSUSE board members influence the future direction of the project, so if any openSUSE member knows a member they would like to serve on the board, they should contact the election officials to propose the candidate.
The three seats that currently held by Andrew Wafaa, Bruno Friedman and Robert Schweikert are available.
Richard Brown, the openSUSE Board chairman, the current board and the openSUSE Election Committee extended all current board member terms by one month due to scheduling, but the process for electing openSUSE representatives to serve on the board has officially begun.
The committee for this election is Andrew Wafaa and Martin Pluskal.
Only openSUSE members have the right to run for a board seat, except if they are on the Election Committee. To stand for a position on the openSUSE board, please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Phase 0 (Dec. 7) Initial
Announcement of the openSUSE Board elections for 2016.
Three-week period to apply for an openSUSE membership (in order to vote or candidate).
Three-week phase to stand for a position in the openSUSE Board.
On Dec. 27, interested persons who qualify must give notification of intent to run and application for an openSUSE membership close.
Phase 1 (Dec. 28) Campaign
- Start of 4 week campaign for the candidates before the ballots open (campaign might be done until ballots close).
Phase 2 (Jan. 18) Elections
Ballots open: Please cast your vote!
Ballots close on Jan. 30 (end of phase 2)
Results (Jan. 31)
- Announcement of the results
To learn more about the election details and applying for membership, visit the following wiki pages: //en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Board_election //en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Board_election#Phase_0:_Notification_of_Intent_to_Run_or_nomination //en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Members //en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Membership_officials#Process