Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2014 Archives by date, by thread · List index

Dear Community,

all members of The Document Foundation are called to vote on a new
Membership Committee. Therefore, the Board of Directors hereby
announces the elections to the Membership Committee with the following

1. 2014-07-19: announcement of the elections (this e-mail); and start of
  the nomination phase
2. 2014-08-27, 24:00 CET/UTC+2: end of the nomination phase
3. 2014-09-04, 00:00 CET/UTC+2: official start of the elections
4. 2014-09-11, 24:00 CET/UTC+2: end of the elections
5. 2014-09-12: announcement of the preliminary results; and start of the
  challenging phase
6. 2014-09-17, 24:00 CET/UTC+2: end of the challenging phase
7. 2014-09-18: official announcement of the final results
8. 2014-09-19: new Membership Committee officially in charge

Members of The Document Foundation as of 2014-07-01 [1] are eligible
to vote in the elections, and any eligible voter can also be elected
to the Membership Committee. Members may self-nominate.

To announce your candidacy, send a message to with your full name, e-mail,
corporate affiliation (if any), and a description of your reasons for
wanting to serve as a committee member. All candidates should also
send a summary of their candicacy announcement to - a compilation of the summaries will
be mailed to all registered voters prior to the elections. Summaries
should be no more than 75 words of continuous text (so no bullet lists
or multiple paragraphs) and must be received by the nomination
deadline given above.

Available slots will be filled by a single transferable vote system,
seats filled in decreasing order of preference. This election is
according to our statutes [2], and the term of office is two years.

All discussion related to the elections should be held on where members are invited to ask
questions to one or all candidates. Instructions explaining how to
vote will be sent via e-mail to all eligible voters in time before the

The board will announce preliminary results as soon as possible after
the elections close, along with instructions on how to access the votes
archive and how to independently verify the vote count.

Any eligible voter may challenge the preliminary results by e-mailing within the aforementioned deadline.
Once any challenges have been resolved, the board shall announce the
final results.

Any questions regarding these procedures should be directed to the
board by e-mail to

We are looking forward to all candidacies, and would like to thank you
for your work, engagement and dedication for The Document Foundation!

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Thorsten Behrens


To unsubscribe e-mail to:
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.