[Foundation] Board and Council election process
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
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
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
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.
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