I nominate Tres Seaver.
Tres Seaver wrote:
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> (apologies in advance for the cross-post: we need this to reach the
> whole Zope community).
> The Zope Foundation board is pleased to announce the regular 2010
> general meeting of the foundation will be held on Wednesday, 24 February
> 2010, at 17:00 UTC. The meeting will be conducted via IRC at the
> following channel:
> Prior to that meeting, the current board will conduct an elections in
> which foundation members will select seven (7) board members in
> accordance with the foundation bylaws.
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> - - Nominations open via the foundat...@zope.org mailing list until
> Friday, 2010-01-29.
> - - Voting via e-mail to a closed mailing list, from Wednesday,
> 2010-02-03 through Friday, 2010-02-19.
> - - Votes tallied by representatives of the current board,
> using "Meek and Warrent STV" method using OpenSTV software.
> - - General meeting and seating of the new board, Wednesday, 2010-02-24.
> Procedure for Elections
> - -----------------------
> The procedure for the elections is as follows:
> - - Foundation members may nominate any member by responding to the
> board's announcment on the foundat...@zope.org maling list.
> Nominations will remain open until Friday, 2010-01-29, 23:00 UTC.
> - - At the close of the nominations period, the board will create a new
> mailman list, 'zf-elections-2010', and approve all ZF members to post
> to the list.. In order to preserve anonymity of votes, foundation
> members will not be subscribers to the list; access to the list
> archives will be restricted to the "tellers" appointed by the board.
> - - On Wednesday, 2010-02-03, the Secretary will send an e-mail announcing
> the opening of the voting period. This email will contain the ballot,
> with careful instructions about how to rank preferences in the reply.
> The Reply-to header of this e-mail will be set to the
> 'zf-elections-2010' list.
> - - ZF members will vote by replying to that e-mail. Voting will remain
> open until Friday, 2010-02-19, 23:00 UTC.
> - - At the close of voting, the board will appoint two of its members as
> "tellers." The tellers will use the list archive to tabulate the
> members' votes, using the OpenSTV application configured to use the
> Meek and Warren STV method. The tellers will report the election
> results, along with the raw tallies, at a special board meeting to be
> held on Tuesday, 2009-02-23, 15:00 UTC.
> - - After canvassing the results from the tellers, the board will notify
> all nominees of the success / failure of their candidacy, thanking
> them for their willingness to serve.
> - - At the general meeting, the last item on the agenda will the
> announcement of the election results, including a vote to "seat" the
> An online version of this announcement is available at:
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>  http://foundation.zope.org/bylaws/zope_foundation_bylaws.pdf
>  http://stv.sourceforge.net/aboutopenstv
>  http://stv.sourceforge.net/votingmethods/meek
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> Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 tsea...@palladion.com
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