[Council] Board and Council election process

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Mon Jul 21 22:27:57 CDT 2003


The time is fast approaching when the members of the JSF will choose
individuals to serve on the Board of Directors and the Jabber Council 
for 2003-2004. Building on the process we used last year, I would like
to propose the following schedule:

1. July 31: Position Papers Due -- if you want to run for 
   Board or Council, you must submit a position paper by 
   the close of business on July 31 (further details below).

2. August 1 - 17: Discussion / Questions -- during this time,
   JSF members will have a chance to discuss the position papers
   and to ask questions of the candidates, either on the open
   mailing list (members at jabber.org) or in private.

3. August 18 - 27: Proxy Voting -- during this time, JSF members
   will engage in voting on the Board and Council candidates.

4. August 27, 17:00 UTC: Annual Meeting -- JSF members will have
   a final chance to vote at the Annual Meeting; once all votes
   have been cast, results will be announced in the meeting.

Position papers for Council should at a minumum answer the following 
questions:

1. Please briefly describe your work with Jabber and other relevant
   technical experience, and explain why you think that will make 
   you a good Council member.

2. What high-priority protocols should the Council should focus on 
   developing in 2003-2004? Why?

3. Should the JSF make any changes to its processes or technical
   priorities as a result of IETF standardization of the core 
   Jabber protocol?

4. What should the JSF do, if anything, to involve developers in
   the protocol process and to ensure that JSF protocols meet the
   needs of real-world implementers?

5. Why do you want to serve on the Jabber Council?

Position papers for Board should at a minimum answer the following 
questions:

1. Please briefly describe your work with Jabber and your relevant
   organizational experience, and explain why you think that will 
   make you a good Board member.

2. What do you think are the highest priorities for the Board to
   accomplish in 2003-2004? Why?

3. How can the JSF attract more involvement (both corporate and
   open-source) in the Jabber community? 

4. The JSF has traditionally focused on protocol development, 
   compliance testing, and community advocacy; is this enough?

5. Why do you want to serve on the JSF Board of Directors?

One or two paragraphs for each answer should be sufficient. Naturally, 
candidates are free to provide additional information if desired. All 
position papers should be formatted in HTML or plain text, and must be
submitted to JSF Executive Director Peter Saint-Andre by the close of
business on July 31; position papers will be posted for review by the 
JSF membership on August 1.

Finally, the Bylaws of the JSF stipulate that individuals who serve on 
the Jabber Council must be elected members of the JSF. However, there is
no requirement that members of the Board must be JSF members, so if you
would like to recommend non-members to run for Board, feel free to contact 
them directly, or ask me to contact them on the JSF's behalf.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this process, please
contact me directly or reply on list.

Thanks!

Peter

-- 
Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation
http://www.jabber.org/people/stpeter.php




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