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

ps pesch at attglobal.net
Sun Dec 2 22:14:45 EST 2007

Dear All

Is there now a new date set for nominations to be entered? When is that 
new date?

Paul Schenker

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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