October 23, 2001

Procedures and timeline for 2001 GNOME foundation elections

Author: JT Smith

"[This supersedes a slightly earlier draft announcement sent to
foundation-list.]

The GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee is proud to
announce the beginning of the 2001 elections for the Foundation's
Board of Directors. All eleven spots on the Board are up for
election. A description of the role of the Board can be found at
http://foundation.gnome.org/overview.html."

Procedures/Timeline for 2001 GNOME Foundation Elections
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 23:23:57 -0400
From: rms39@columbia.edu (Russell Steinthal)
To: foundation-announce@gnome.org,  gnome-announce-list@gnome.org,  foundation-list@gnome.org
Reply to: gnome-hackers@gnome.org


[This supersedes a slightly earlier draft announcement sent to
foundation-list.]

The GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee is proud to
announce the beginning of the 2001 elections for the Foundation's
Board of Directors.  All eleven spots on the Board are up for
election.  A description of the role of the Board can be found at
http://foundation.gnome.org/overview.html.

If you are a member of the GNOME Foundation and are interested in
running for election, you may nominate yourself by sending an e-mail
to foundation-announce@gnome.org with your name, e-mail address,
corporate affiliation (if any), and a description of why you'd like to
serve.  You should also send a summary of your candidacy announcement
(75 words or less) to elections@gnome.org.  If you are not yet a GNOME
Foundation member and would like to stand for election, you must first
apply for membership and be accepted to be eligible to run. (You may,
however, announce your candidacy prior to formal acceptance of your
application; should your application not be accepted, you will not be
included on the ballot.)

The deadline for announcing candidacies is November 8, 2001.  The
election itself will be held by e-mail from November 13-November 20.

If you are not yet a GNOME Foundation member and would like to apply
for membership and vote in this election, you must submit your
application by November 8.  If you are application is accepted, you
will be eligible to vote in this election.  For more information on
the qualifications for membership and how to apply, see the Membership
Policy (http://foundation.gnome.org/ membership-policy.html) and the
Membership Application (http:// foundation.gnome.org/
membership-form.html). 

For full details, please see the newly updated elections procedures at
http://foundation.gnome.org/electionrules.html.

If you have any questions, please direct them to the Membership &
Elections Committee at elections@gnome.org or to
foundation-list@gnome.org.

The GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee:
         Chris DiBona
         Glynn Foster
         Dan Mueth
         Mike Newman
         Russell Steinthal


-- 
Russell Steinthal                Columbia Law School, Class of 2002
                 Columbia College, Class of 1999
               UNIX System Administrator, nj.org


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