5. Dec 2019

openSUSE Board election 2019-2020 - Call for Nominations, Applications

Douglas DeMaio

Election time is here!

Two seats are open for election on the openSUSE Board. Gertjan Lettink completed his second term. Simon Lees completed his first term and thus he is eligible to run as a Board candidate again should he wish to do so.

The election schedule is as follows:

== Phase 0 ==

5 December 2019

  • Announcement of the openSUSE Board election 2019-2020

  • Call for Nominations and Applications for Board candidacy

  • Membership drive. Become an openSUSE Member. Take the opportunity to apply for an openSUSE Membership during this phase (in order to vote or to run as a candidate).

25 December 2019

  • Nominations and Applications for Board candidacy close

== Phase 1 ==

26 December 2019

  • Announcement of the final list of candidates

  • Campaign begins

  • Membership drive continues, opportunity to apply for openSUSE Membership, but members will only be eligible to vote and not run as a candidate.

== Phase 2 ==

16 January 2020

  • Ballots open: Please cast your vote during this time

  • Campaign continues

31 January 2020

  • Ballots close

1 February 2020

  • Announcement of the results

The Election Committee is composed of Edwin Zakaria and Ish Sookun.

Only openSUSE members are eligible to run for openSUSE Board openings. Election Committee officials, however, are not eligible to run in order to avoid conflicts of interest. To stand for a position in the openSUSE Board please send an email to:

If a member would like to nominate somebody else, please inform the Election Committee and the officials will contact the nominee to ask whether s/he would like to run as a Board candidate.

The Election Committee is hereby calling for Nominations and Applications for the openSUSE Board.

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