2017 Election and membership agreement approval voting OPEN

Daniel Vetter daniel at ffwll.ch
Wed Mar 29 07:24:37 UTC 2017

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 04:48:41PM -0400, Alex Deucher wrote:
> To all X.Org Foundation Members:
> The X.Org Foundation's annual election is now open and will remain
> open until 23:59 UTC on 11 April 2017.
> Four of the eight director seats are open during this election, with
> the four nominees receiving the highest vote totals serving as
> directors for two year terms.
> There were five candidates nominated. For a complete list of the
> candidates and their personal statements, please see the following
> link:
> https://www.x.org/wiki/BoardOfDirectors/Elections/2017/
> In addition to the board election, we are also voting on whether or
> not to approve of the changes to the membership agreement.

Please note that the membership agreement changes are subject to the same
majority rules as bylaw changes, which means we need all your votes. The
goal of the changes really is only to update it to the past 10+ years of
changes in bylaws, so hopefully no contreversy about this. If there is,
the board didn't do a good job imo on updating the membership agreement.

Go and vote!

Thanks, Daniel

> Here are some instructions on how to cast your vote:
> Login to the membership system at: https://members.x.org/
> If you do not remember your password, you can click on the "lost
> password" button and enter your user name. An e-mail will be sent to
> you with your password. If you have problems with the membership
> system, please e-mail membership at x.org.
> When you login you will see a row of buttons that will allow you to
> update your info, list the members, list the open ballots and logout.
> Below this you will see a list of open ballots, for which you can cast
> votes. At the bottom of this page you will see another row of buttons
> with the current privacy policy, the provisional By-laws, the
> provisional Membership Agreement and instructions on how to contact
> the admin.
> Note that if you click on the "Ballots" button at any time, you will
> see a list of the open ballots.
> To cast your vote in a ballot, click on the "Cast" button to the right
> of the ballot you wish to vote on. This will bring up another page
> with the list of the candidates, and a question of whether or not to
> approve the new By-laws.
> For the election: There is a pull-down selection box next to each
> candidate. For your top choice, select "1". For your second choice,
> select "2" and so forth. You should think of the numbers that you are
> selecting as the ranking of your preferences. Note that you are only
> able to vote for four out of the five candidates. For the fifth
> candidate, simply leave the selection blank.
> Note that you are NOT required to select your preferences for all four
> positions. You can leave more than one blank. The only restriction is
> that you cannot duplicate any of your choices (i.e., you can only
> select one "1", one "2" and so forth).
> For the membership agreement changes: If you approve of the changes,
> select the "Yes" radio button. If you do not approve of the new
> By-laws, select the "No" radio button. If you wish to abstain from
> this question, select the "Abstain" radio button.
> There is a link to the new membership agreement in this question, or
> you can find information about the changes here:
> https://www.x.org/wiki/BoardOfDirectors/Elections/2017/
> Note that answering this question is required for your vote to be validated.
> After you have completed your ballot, click the "Vote" button. Note
> that once you click this button, your votes will be cast and you will
> not be able to make further changes, so please make sure you are
> satisfied with your votes before clicking the "Vote" button.
> After you click the "Vote" button, the system will verify that you
> have completed a valid ballot. If your ballot is invalid (e.g., you
> duplicated a selection or did not answer the By-laws approval
> question), it will return you to the previous voting page. If your
> ballot is valid, your votes will be recorded and the system will show
> you a notice that your votes were cast.
> Note that the election will close at 23:59 UTC on 11 April 2017. At
> that time, the election committee will count the votes and present the
> results to the current board for validation. After the current board
> validates the results, the election committee will present the results
> to the Members.
> Alex Deucher, on behalf of the X.Org elections committee
> _______________________________________________
> members at foundation.x.org: X.Org Foundation Members
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Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation

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