Fedora Board Elections

Max Spevack mspevack at redhat.com
Tue Jun 12 20:05:46 UTC 2007

Pardon me while I interject a little bit of governance into your day.

We are due for our first round of Fedora Board elections.  There have 
been some threads recently on fedora-advisory-board that have been 
working to clarify what the Board's role should be as it goes into its 
next term.

Those who have not seen that thread may want to look at:


The Fedora Board continues to serve as the top-level decision making 
body within Fedora.  One of the challenges that the "new" Fedora Board 
will face is doing a better job of making sure that the Fedora Board 
appropriately manages the rest of the Fedora community, and also 
Fedora's interaction with the larger Red Hat engineering, legal, etc. 

Pages you will want to look at:


Here is a brief *summary* of stuff that appears in more detail on those 

* 3 of the 9 seats are open for election in this current iteration.
* process is similar to other Fedora elections.
* we're electing 3 of the seats for the Fedora Board this time around.
* anyone who is a Fedora contributor (regardless of where they are 
employed) may run and vote.

The nomination period will extend until 11:59 PM UTC on June 28th.

Voting will begin at 12:01 AM UTC on June 29th.

Voting will end at 11:59 PM UTC on July 8th.

The first meeting of the new Fedora Board will be on July 10th.

These dates are subject to tweaking if/as necessary.  I am more 
interested in making sure that sufficient people have a chance to be 
nominated, accept (if needed) nominations, and put together their 
thoughts and goals than I am about tying us to a specific timeline.  If 
it takes a week or two longer, that's worth it to have a higher quality 

Thank you.

Max Spevack
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