EXTENDED: 2016 X.Org Board of Directors Elections Nomination period is NOW

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Wed Mar 16 06:03:08 UTC 2016

We had a number of last-minute nominations and this did not give all nominees
the chance to respond to the nominations. Hence, we are extending the
nomination period for two weeks. All election dates thus move back by two
weeks. Below is the original text of the nomination request email.

We are seeking nominations for candidates for election to the X.Org
Foundation Board of Directors.  All X.Org Foundation members are
eligible for election to the board.

Nominations for the 2016 election are now open and will remain open
until 23:59 UTC on 29 March 2016.

The Board consists of directors elected from the membership.  Each
year, an election is held to bring the total number of directors to
eight. The four members receiving the highest vote totals will serve
as directors for two year terms.

The directors who received two year terms starting in 2015 were
Peter Hutterer, Martin Peres, Rob Clark and Daniel Vetter, They
will continue to serve until their term ends in 2017.  Current
directors whose term expires in 2016 are Alex Deucher, Matt Dew,
Egbert Eich and Keith Packard.

A director is expected to participate in the fortnightly IRC meeting to
discuss current business and to attend the annual meeting of the X.Org
Foundation, which will be held at a location determined in advance by
the Board of Directors.

A member may nominate themselves or any other member they feel is
qualified. Nominations should be sent to the Election Committee at
elections at x.org.

Nominees shall be required to be current members of the X.Org
Foundation, and submit a  personal statement of up to 200 words that
will be provided to prospective voters.  The collected statements,
along with the statement of contribution to the X.Org Foundation in
the members account page on http://members.x.org, will be made
available to all voters to help them make their voting decisions.

Nominations, membership applications or renewals and completed
personal statements must be received no later than 23:59 UTC on 15 March

The slate of candidates will be published 31 March
2016 and candidate Q&A will begin then. The deadline for Xorg
membership applications and renewals is 31 March 2016.

   Peter, on behalf of the X.Org BoD

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