[Members] Final call: Nominations for X.Org Foundation Board

Matthew Rubenstein email at mattruby.com
Sun Dec 2 22:52:03 EST 2007

	If this nomination process requires the participation of people, like
me, who can be notified only via the list members at x.org , then of course
the nomination period must be defined at least by the first announcement
to that list, and not by whatever the "intentions" might have been if
they were not executed properly. Even if the extra time produces no more
nominees, a credible process must offer the opportunity properly.

On Sun, 2007-12-02 at 19:02 -0800, Keith Packard wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-12-02 at 22:29 +0100, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
> > > Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 21:42:53 -0800
> > 
> > > Nominations for the 2007 election are currently open and
> > > will remain open until 23.59 GMT on Saturday 1 December
> > > 2007.
> > 
> > Dear Barton, dear Keith,
> > 
> > I think there is a serious problem with a nomination process that is
> > announced on a Friday evening, with the deadline on Saturday.
> Perhaps you missed the earlier announcements then, or perhaps you were
> caught by our mistake in sending the announcements only to the xorg@
> list and not the members@ list.
> > I am fully convinced that this is simply a mistake, and that there is
> > no intention to limit the nominees.  However, I believe that this
> > mistake should be fixed, lest the governance process of X.Org go the
> > way of XFree86.
> There certainly wasn't any intention to restrict nominations; such are
> welcome for any X.org member (and, if necessary, can even be sent in
> conjunction with a membership application). In past elections, we've had
> trouble finding enough people willing to serve; we're fortunate this
> time not to have this particular problem, but even still, having real
> choices can only serve to improve the content and performance of the
> board.
> > I would like to request that the nominations deadline should be
> > extended by a week at least.
> This is certainly possible, especially given our own error mentioned
> above. We're interested in having as wide a representation as possible,
> a broad range of views has certainly helped our organization already.
> If you do have nomination suggestions, please send them along in any
> case. 
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(C) Matthew Rubenstein

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