Gentoo Foundation Board of Trustees Election, February 2009
The purpose of this election is to choose two members for the Gentoo Foundation
Board of Trustees. More information about their roles and duties can be found in
the Gentoo Foundation
Charter. Archives of the gentoo-nfp mailing
list contain most recent information about progress of this election. If you
have any questions or suggestions, please contact the election officials.
Officials running this election are Łukasz Damentko, Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto and Alec Warner. The infrastructure contact for
this election is Shyam Mani.
You can contact officials via firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail or visit
#gentoo-trustees or #gentoo-elections on Freenode.
Four weeks for nominations and four weeks for voting:
- Nominations: 2009-02-01 00:00 UTC to 2009-02-28 23:59 UTC
- Voting 2009-03-02 00:00 UTC to 2009-03-29 23:59 UTC
We're pleased to present you the ranked list of all elected Gentoo Foundation
We published the
master ballot file. This file contains all submitted ballots. Each of this
ballots can be identified using a confirmation ID. Every person who voted in
this election was mailed their ID by one of election officials. If you haven't
received your ID, please contact one of election officials to provide you with
that information. Using this ID and master ballot file people who voted can
verify that their votes were included during counting votes.
We also published the full countify script
output so you can check how the whole vote counting was done.
In this section we present data showing how many of eligible persons have voted
in this election.
- Total voters: 208
- Submitted ballots: 80
- Current turnout: 38.46%
- Anyone may nominate
- Nominations should happen on the gentoo-nfp mailing list
To run in the election, you have to accept your nomination on the same
Only people who were members of the Gentoo Foundation at the recording date
(set to 2009-01-11 by Trustees) are eligible to run. Matthew Summers prepared the list of
all eligible members.
Table of nominees:
If you think you see a mistake in this table, please contact the election
People who are eligible to vote in this election are all current Gentoo
How do I cast my vote for this election?
After polls are open, Eligible current Gentoo developers should login to
dev.gentoo.org and run the following commands, in the order specified.
votify --new trustees2009 - This creates a new ballot in your
- Edit the .ballot-trustees2009 file and rank the candidates.
Once you're sure, run votify --verify trustees2009 to check the
validity of the ballot.
If that goes through fine, the next and final step is to submit your vote
using votify --submit trustees2009
In case you're stuck, detailed help can be accessed by using votify
--help or feel free to drop by #gentoo-elections on IRC. If you think
you are eligible to vote, but cannot, please contact one of the officials.
Grab a beer, have fun, sit back and enjoy the show..till we announce the
The remaining Foundation members, should email their ballot to the
election officials, signing the mail with their gpg key:
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