November 28, 2001

Preliminary results of 2001 GNOME Foundation Board Elections

Author: JT Smith

"On behalf of the GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee, I
am pleased to announce the following preliminary results from the
election for the Board of Directors. Any challenges to these results
must be received by the committee by e-mail to by
23:59 UTC (18:59 EST), Tuesday, December 4, 2001, and the results
should not be considered final until any such challenges have been
After several malformatted ballots were corrected, 251 of 420 
eligible voters were determined to have cast valid ballots.  In 
addition, two ballots were invalidated for over-voting (12 candidates 
each) and two ballots were rejected due to incorrect or missing voter 
authentication information.  

Candidates in order of votes received, with affiliations:

1. Havoc Pennington (215 votes) (Red Hat)
2. Miguel de Icaza (191) (Ximian)
3. Daniel Veillard (189) (Red Hat)
4. Jim Gettys (182) (Compaq)
5. Jody Goldberg (153) (Ximian)
6. Nat Friedman (146) (Ximian)
7. Jonathan Blandford (142) (Red Hat)
8. Telsa Gwynne (139) (none)
   Federico Mena-Quintero (139) (Ximian)
10. Michael Meeks (130) (Ximian) [*]
11. James Henstridge (125 votes) (none)[**]
    George Lebl (125 votes) (none)

(the following candidates were not elected)
13. Glynn Foster (116) (Sun Microsystems)
14. Tim Ney (112) (GNOME Foundation)
15. Bill Haneman (103) (Sun Microsystems)
16. Chema Celorio (102) (Ximian)
17. Jeff Waugh (75) (none)
18. Richard Stallman (50) (Free Software Foundation)
19. Ariel Rios (43) (none)
20. Ian McKellar (40) (none)
21. Andy Tai (24) (none)
22. Chris Lyttle (18) (none)
23. Bastien Nocera (12) (none)
24. Chris Phelps (9) (none)
25. Rhett Creighton (1) (none)


[*] 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.

[**] This tie would have required a run-off, but since Michael Meeks 
is unable to serve, both James and George are elected.

Full results, including the record of votes recorded from each 
ballot, are available at:

The complete ballot archive is available at:

The diff file representing the Election Committee's changes to fix 
malformatted ballots is available at:

Instructions for running the vote counting script to verify the 
results for yourself are available at:

I'd also like to thank all of the members of the Membership &
Elections Committee for their help both prior to and during the
election, and offer particular thanks to Mike Newman for his help in 
verifying these results.

If you have any questions regarding these results, please contact the 
Membership & Elections Committee at

Thank you to all who took the time to vote!

 for the GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee


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