[Members] Reminder to vote for Foundation Board

Egbert Eich eich at suse.de
Sun Dec 30 04:53:07 EST 2007

Luc Verhaegen writes:
 > This is all rather awkward timing. Is there a statutary reason for 
 > ending the election in 2007?
 > I can imagine that a lot of people will be in places without access to 
 > the interweb, or that there are people who do not check (for 
 > instance) their work email during this period. Those people will be 
 > rather surprised to find these election emails in their mailbox on 
 > january 2nd, or even worse, january 7th, this no matter how many 
 > reminders they get sent.
 > To be honest, i didn't find the reasons for delaying the nomination 
 > process that important, certainly not important enough for staging the 
 > actual elections at the most awkward time of year.
 > Maybe the election period should be extended by a week?

The timing was such that the announcement arrived
when a lot of people (here in Europe) were already 
heading for the weekend - and most likely for 
Christmas vacation.
Therefore I raised this issue with the election 
subcommittee and made a similar suggestion.

However there were also concerns about extending 
the period while the election was already in progress.


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