[Foundation] 2002 Election Schedule

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Apr 4 11:06:28 CST 2002


Well, the period of service for Council members was supposed to be one
year and the original Council elections were held in mid-June of 2001.

Peter

--
Peter Saint-Andre
email+jabber: stpeter at jabber.org
weblog: http://www.saint-andre.com/blog/

On Thu, 4 Apr 2002, Michael Bauer wrote:

> 
> This does sound great, Ryan, but there is one technicality.  The vote for 
> the Council is supposed to occur during the annual meeting of the 
> Foundation, which would be in August to coincide with the start of the 
> Foundation.  
> 
> Another point, one that's less clear, is again with respect to 
> nominations.  Anyone can petition to become a Member of the Foundation and 
> this openness might apply to Council Members as well.  The notion of 
> publishing a platform coincides nicely with application for membership in 
> general and the debate is a nice touch that doesn't seem to conflict with 
> any of the by-laws.
> 
> I don't want to seem like Miss Parliamentarian and am not one to let rules 
> get in the way of progress but still, the Foundation is a legal 
> corporation and not just a club.  I think if you don't do things in the 
> defined way then you could open things up to a disgruntled nominee who 
> could technically challeng the legality of an election.
> 
> On Wed, 3 Apr 2002, Ryan Eatmon wrote:
> 
> > My fellow JSF Members,
> > 
> >   It is time to elect the Jabber Council members for 2002-2003.  The
> > elections are going to be held starting on June 15th.  While this is two
> > months away, we want to make sure we start early enough to give the
> > candidates enough time to prepare, and for you to get to know the
> > candidates and find out more about them.  Find out where they stand on
> > issues and where they've been working in the Jabber Community.
> > 
> >   We are going to be doing things a little differently this year.  We
> > want to model this after the Debian DPL elections.  Instead of just
> > having a mad rush to be on the Council, we want to make sure that the
> > people you want on the Council, get on.
> > 
> >   We are going to start off by allowing you to nominate fellow members
> > (excluding yourself) to get a feel for who you want to be on there. 
> > >From that list we will pick the top 14 names, of the willing nominees,
> > and that will become the Candidate list for this election.
> > 
> >   The Candidates will then have the chance to publish their platforms,
> > and give you a chance to get to know them better.  Following that we
> > will host a debate where more in-depth questions from the membership
> > will be posed to each candidate and each will be given a chance to
> > respond.  Following the debate, we will have a two week window for you
> > to reflect and ask the candidates any other questions you might have,
> > and the elections will start on June 15th.
> > 
> > Here is the timeline and description of each step:
> > 
> > 
> > April 8-26: Nomination Period
> >   - Members may nominate any of the members they choose
> >     to *EXCEPT* for themselves.
> >   - Each member can nominate 3 other members for the Council.
> >   - Members may make it known that they are interested in being
> >     nominated, or they do not wish to be nominated.
> >   - The top 14 willing nominees will be notified that they are
> >     candidates.
> > 
> > May 6-10: Candidate Platform Preparation
> >   - Candidates will be given a week to prepare their platform.
> >   - The platform is a background about yourself, your positions
> >     on issues, what you want to accomplish by being a Council
> >     member, etc...
> > 
> > May 13-24: Member Research
> >   - Members should read over the platforms and think of more in
> >     depth questions they would like to have answered.
> >   - All questions go to the debate coordinator to be announced
> >     by May 10.
> > 
> > May 29: Debate
> >   - The debate coordinator will pick the best questions, and 
> >     host the debate.
> > 
> > June 15-21: Voting for new Council
> >   - Each member can cast their votes for the people they want
> >     on the Council.  Top nine scores win.
> > 
> > Note: All dates are in American Central Time.
> > 
> > 
> > That's it.  We are looking forward to this election.  Let's all work to
> > make it a good one.
> > _______________________________________________
> > Members mailing list
> > Members at jabber.org
> > http://mailman.jabber.org/listinfo/members
> > 
> 
> -- 
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Michael Bauer        me at michaelbauer.com       http://www.michaelbauer.com
> 
> _______________________________________________
> Members mailing list
> Members at jabber.org
> http://mailman.jabber.org/listinfo/members
> 




More information about the Members mailing list