Cast your vote in the Fedora Elections!

It’s Fedora Election Time! Voting opened at 00:00 UTC on November 20th (that’s 7pm EST in North America on November 19th),and you are now able to cast your vote in the Fedora Elections process.  There are three elections happening: The Fedora Board, the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo), and the Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee (FAmSCo).

Please note that elections run through November 28th, 23:59:59 UTC. That’s 6:59pm EST (in the US) on Sunday, November 28.  Do your part to remind your fellow Fedora friends that it is voting time so they don’t miss out! If you’re not sure of the times,  synchronize your clock with a time zone converter.  I also encourage posting to your blog, identi.ca/twitter feed, etc. about (a) voting is open! and (b) you’ve voted!

Not sure who to vote for? You can check out a synopsis below of all the candidates for each vote.

Fedora Board Elections

Vote here!

About the Fedora Project Board

Like any board of directors, the Fedora Project Board advises Fedora leadership and helps the project pursue broad goals. The Board does not generally implement practices, but instead relies on the recognized community leadership to do so.

There are nine Board members: five elected by the community and four appointed by Red Hat. This Board is ultimately accountable for the Fedora Project, and in that sense is responsible for guiding all of the Project’s operational decisions. However, the Board strives at all times to invest decision-making power in the community wherever possible.

The issues discussed by the Board generally fall into these categories:

  1. Issues escalated from a committee or other subgroup in the Fedora Project that has reached an impasse but requires a decision by informed consensus;
  2. Issues concerning oversight of subprojects that are not under FESCo purview;
  3. Issues that does not fall into the purview of any of the established committees or other subgroups, but requires a decision by informed consensus;
  4. Issues of strategic, as opposed to tactical, importance for Fedora that require leadership and vision from above the team or subproject level to achieve; or,
  5. Sensitive legal or personnel issues which require research and discussion to protect the interests of the Fedora Project or its sponsor(s).

About the Fedora Board candidates:

2 seats are currently up for grabs. The seats were previously held by Matt Domsch and Chris Tyler.  There are 5 candidates for the board seats. They are (in order of appearance when you go to vote):

Candidate Responses

There was a wiki-based questionnaire as well as a IRC town hall meeting for community members to ask questions of the candidates. Read the responses here:

About voting for the board: Am I eligible?

To vote, you must have an active Fedora project account, you must have signed the Contributor License Agreement, and you must be a member of at least one non-CLA group in the account system. For more information about voting eligibility, see the Fedora Elections Guide section on voting eligibility.

Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) Election

Vote here!

About the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee

FESCo handles the process of accepting new features, the acceptance of new packaging sponsors, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and SIG Oversight, the packaging process, handling and enforcement of maintainer issues and other technical matters related to the distribution and its construction. FESCo has enacted engineering-related policies in Fedora such as the package maintainer responsibilities policy, Packager sponsor responsibilities policy, Policy for nonresponsive package maintainers, and the provenpackager policy.

About the FESCo Candidates

In the November 2010 election, there are 4 seats open. The seats open are currently held by: Adam Jackson (ajax), Christoph Wickert (cwickert), Peter Jones (pjones), and Matthew Garrett (mjg59). There are 8 candidates:

Candidate Responses

There was a wiki-based questionnaire as well as a IRC town hall meeting for community members to ask questions of the candidates. Read the responses here:

About voting for FESCo: Am I eligible?

To vote, you must have an active Fedora project account, you must have signed the Contributor License Agreement, and you must be a member of at least one non-CLA group in the account system. For more information about voting eligibility, see the Fedora Elections Guide section on voting eligibility.

Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee (FAmSCo) Election

Vote here!

About the Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee

FAmSCo’s mission is to provide the governance and support structure necessary to assist and enable Fedora Ambassadors worldwide.  Their goals include the following:

  • Manage the grow the Fedora Ambassadors project through mentoring.
  • Enable local regional leaders as much as possible. Push resources and accountability to the edges of the project.
  • In accordance with the process for sponsoring event attendees, ensure that event reports are written, and that people who receive funding are held accountable.
  • Establish metrics for determining the value of different events and initiatives, and allocate resources accordingly.
  • Manage a global events & swag budget.
  • Resolve any disputes that arise within Fedora Ambassadors.
  • Acknowledge that the Ambassadors mailing list is one of the largest concentrations of non-native English speakers within Fedora, and make policy as clear and simple as possible.

About the FAmSCo Candidates

FAmSCo has 7 seats, all of which are being elected.  Candidates are:

Candidate Responses

There was a wiki-based questionnaire as well as 2 IRC town hall meeting for community members to ask questions of the candidates. Read the responses here:

About voting for FAmSCo: Am I eligible?

To vote, you must have an active Fedora project account, you must have signed the Contributor License Agreement, and you must be a member of at least one non-CLA group in the account system. Additionally, to vote for FAmSCo, you need to be a member of the “ambassadors” group in the account system.  For more information about voting eligibility, see the Fedora Elections Guide section on voting eligibility.

I’m Ready. Where do I vote???

An excellent question! You can go to the Voting page, Log in using your Fedora Account System (FAS) credentials, and cast your vote for the elections in which you are eligible to vote.

One thought on “Cast your vote in the Fedora Elections!

  1. Pingback: Your friendly Monday morning-ish voting reminder! « robyn's wordshack

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