Dear supporters of The Document Foundation, as announced earlier , all members of The Document Foundation are called to vote on a new Membership Committee. Tomorrow, 2012-08-10 00:00 UTC the candidate nomination period opens.
Members of The Document Foundation as of 2012-07-01 are eligible to vote in the elections. For future elections, anyone who has made a contribution to The Document Foundation can apply for membership by completing an application . Any eligible voter can also be elected to the Membership Committee. To announce your candidacy, send a message to board-disc...@documentfoundation.org with your full name, e-mail, corporate affiliation (if any), and a description of your reasons for wanting to serve as a committee member. Candidacies must be announced prior to 2012-09-02, 23:59 UTC. There are five (5) committee, and two (2) additional deputy seats to be filled during this election. Therefore a total of seven (7) slots is available, and will be selected by a single transferable vote system , seats filled in decreasing order of preference. Should more than two of the top seven vote-getters be affiliated with the same company, only the two with the most votes will be considered elected. This election is according to our statutes , and the term of office is two years. All candidates should also send a summary of their candicacy announcement to electi...@documentfoundation.org - a compilation of the summaries will be mailed to all registered voters prior to the elections. Summaries should be no more than 75 words of continuous text (so no bullet lists or multiple paragraphs) and must be received by the nomination deadline given above. All discussion related to the elections should be held on disc...@documentfoundation.org where members are invited to ask questions to one or all candidates. Instructions explaining how to vote will be sent via e-mail to all eligible voters during 2012-09-08, the election itself will start on 2012-09-09 00:00 UTC. In the event of a tie for the final seat on the committee or the final deputy slot, the board will schedule run-off elections as soon as possible. The board will announce preliminary results as soon as possible after the elections close, along with instructions on how to access the votes archive and how to independently verify the vote count. Any eligible voter may challenge the preliminary results by e-mailing electi...@documentfoundation.org prior to 2012-09-21 00:00 UTC. Once any challenges have been resolved, the board shall announce the final results. Any questions regarding these procedures should be directed to the board by e-mail to electi...@documentfoundation.org . Within the limits of the statutes, the board shall have the power to make any necessary changes or clarifications to these rules at any point during the elections. The election site with the aforementioned and additional information is now setup , and an ics calendar file with the below timeline is available here .  http://listarchives.documentfoundation.org/www/announce/msg00107.html  http://www.documentfoundation.org/foundation/application-for-tdf-community-membership/  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_Transferable_Vote  http://www.documentfoundation.org/statutes.pdf  https://elections.documentfoundation.org/2012-mc/  webcal://elections.documentfoundation.org/voting/vote/2012-mc/timeline.ics Election Timeline: 2012-07-24: Announcement of elections 2012-08-10 00:00 UTC: List of candidates opens 2012-09-02 23:59 UTC: Last day to announce candidacies, submit summary statements. 2012-09-03: Final list of candidates is published. 2012-09-09 00:00 UTC: Instructions are mailed to eligible voters, voting begins 2012-09-16 23:59 UTC: Voting closes. 2012-09-17: Preliminary results are announced, time to appeal 2012-09-21: Announcement of final results With best regards, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany Rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts Legal details: http://www.documentfoundation.org/imprint -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to announce+h...@documentfoundation.org Problems? http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/mailing-lists/how-to-unsubscribe/ List archive: http://listarchives.documentfoundation.org/www/announce/