[Members] Nominations for X.Org Board election

Barton C Massey bart at cs.pdx.edu
Sat Dec 1 00:42:53 EST 2007

It has just been pointed out to me that I posted
announcements of the opening of nominations for the next
X.Org Foundation Board election only to the main xorg list,
and not to the members list.  My apologies for this.  The
notice is attached.  However, the deadline is basically
*right now* to make nominations.  If an X.Org member who
missed the three announcements on the other list wants to
nominate someone, please send email to
              elections at x.org
*right now* so that we can figure out what to do about it.
Thanks much, and my apologies for the inconvenience.

    Bart Massey
    Election Committee
    X.Org Foundation Board

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If you want to help the X.Org community, or know someone who
does, now is the time!  Nominations for the X.Org Foundation
Board of Directors election are due by December 1, so please
don't delay.  All X.Org Foundation members are eligible for
election to the board, and there is still time to apply for
membership before the deadline.

Nominations for the 2007 election are currently open and
will remain open until 23.59 GMT on Saturday 1 December

The Board consists of Directors elected from the membership.
Each Director is elected to serve a two-year term.  Each
year, an election is held to bring the total number of
Directors to eight.  There are currently four Directors
(Stuart Anderson, Stuart Kreitman, Kevin Martin, and Jim
McQuillan) whose current term terminates in 2007, and four
Directors (Egbert Eich, Bart Massey, Keith Packard, and
Daniel Stone) whose current term continues through 2008.  We
thus need at least four nominees to fill the 2008 roster.

Directors are expected to participate in regular email list
discussions, IRC chats and conference calls to discuss
current business.  Directors are required to attend (at
Foundation expense if necessary) the annual meeting of the
X.Org Foundation, which will be held early in 2008 at a
location to be determined by the Board of Directors.
Directors are also encouraged to attend other official X.Org
meetings and X-related events.

A member may nominate themselves or any other member they
feel is qualified.  Nominations should be sent to the
Election Committee at:

             elections at x.org

Nominees shall be required to be current members of the
X.Org Foundation, and to submit a personal statement of up
to 200 words that will be provided to prospective voters.
The collected statements, along with the statement of
contribution to the X.Org Foundation submitted in the
membership application, will be made available to all voters
to help them make their voting decisions.

Note that membership in the X.Org Foundation is required to
be elected to the Board.  Nominators and nominees must
satisfy the membership criteria by the end of the nomination

Nominations, membership application or renewal and completed
personal statements must be received no later than 23.59 GMT
on Saturday, 1 December 2007.

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The Election Committee
X.Org Foundation

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