December 3, 2002

Prelim GNOME Board election results

- by Tina Gasperson -
Voting has closed and the ballots have been counted for the GNOME Board elections. It's not surprising to find the new board is laced with Ximian staff.Number one vote-getter, with 151 votes, was Jeff Waugh, an independent consultant from Australia. He's the GNOME release coordinator and says he's one of those responsible for having "madly hand-waved the
GNOME 2.0 project back on track, and brought strong co-operation and
'the love' back to the project after a short hiatus."

Following closely behind Waugh was Jim Gettys of HP, and one of the principal authors of the X Window System.

Five members of the staff of Ximian were among those receiving enough votes to make it onto the board - Nat Friedman (145 votes), Luis Villa (128), Miguel de Icaza (124), Jody Goldberg (118), and Michael Meeks (107). Since the election rules state that only four people from the same company can be elected to the board, Michael Meeks was dropped and Bill Haneman of Sun moved into the eleventh slot.

The entire list of vote-getters is as follows:

1. JEFF WAUGH (151 votes) - Independent consultant
2. JIM GETTYS (148 votes) - Hewlett-Packard
3. NAT FRIEDMAN (145 votes) - Ximian
4. DANIEL VEILLARD (142 votes) - Red Hat
5. GLYNN FOSTER (134 votes) - Sun Microsystems
6. LUIS VILLA (128 votes) - Ximian
7. MIGUEL DE ICAZA (124 votes) - Ximian
8. JONATHAN BLANDFORD (120 votes) - Red Hat
9. JODY GOLDBERG (118 votes) - Ximian
10. JAMES HENSTRIDGE (116 votes) - Data Analysis Australia
11. MICHAEL MEEKS (107 votes) - Ximian [*]
12. BILL HANEMAN (91 votes) - Sun Microsystems

13. FEDERICO MENA QUINTERO (89 votes) - Ximian
14. TIM NEY (86 votes) - GNOME Foundation
15. LESLIE PROCTOR (76 votes) - GNOME Foundation
16. BASTIEN NOCERA (72 votes) - Red Hat
17. MIKE NEWMAN (59 votes) - North Somerset Council
18. MARTIN SEVIOR (52 votes) - University of Melbourne
19. RICHARD STALLMAN (52 votes) - Free Software Foundation
20. MARTIN BAULIG (50 votes) - Ximian
21. MALCOLM TREDINNICK (46 votes) - CommSecure Pty Ltd
22. AMY KAHN (42 votes) - GNOME Foundation
23. SRI RAMKRISHNA (24 votes) - Intel

[*] Per the Foundation's charter, no more than four directors may share
a corporate affiliation. Michael is the fifth-leading vote-getter from
Ximian, and is thus ineligible to be elected.

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