Gentoo Trustee Elections Archives
Gentoo Trustee Elections
Gentoo Trustee Election Rules
Election rules, based on Gentoo Foundation
- Gentoo Board of Trustees is composed of five elected members
- Elections happen every year starting in February
There should be at least three election officials plus at least one person
assigned from Gentoo Infrastructure project to handle their side of the
election. Officials are allowed to vote in the election but they aren't
allowed to run in it. They are selected by the current Board of Trustees.
There's one month for nominations and one month for voting. In special cases
current Board of Trustees may decide to shorten that period. Anyone can
All Gentoo Foundation members may vote but only members of age above 18 are
allowed to run (legal requirement). To run in the election, a person has to
be nominated on the gentoo-nfp mailing list and personally accept
that nomination on the same list.
Members who are active Gentoo developers vote using votify script on
Members who aren't active Gentoo developers should mail their GPG-signed
ballot files to election officials who will verify authenticity of those and
pass them to infra so they are taken into account while counting votes.
Special care should be taken to ensure the ballot is signed by the gpg key
in the Foundation records.
After voting period is over, all election officials verify results provided
by Infrastructure project member assigned to the election and then post them
to the gentoo-nfp mailing list.
Condorcet method of voting
For both Foundation and Council elections, Condorcet method of
voting is used to count votes.
To cast votes in the Trustee elections we use the program named votify
which is installed on dev.gentoo.org.
Instructions on how to use votify to cast a vote:
- If you're eligible to vote in that election, log in to dev.gentoo.org
- Type votify --new election-name to create a new ballot file
Edit .ballot-election-name file in your home directory and rank
Once you're finished, use votify --verify election-name command to
verify the validity of your ballot file
If everything is okay, use votify --submit election-name to submit
your vote for the election. Don't forget your vote doesn't count until
you submit it.
If you run into problems, you can either work them out yourself using
votify --help or contact election officials and ask them for help
Gentoo Trustee Election Results
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