I relish a good election.

And you should too.

In case you didn’t catch the message, Fedora election season is upon us.  Before I get into the nitty-gritty details of nominations, dates, and all that fun stuff, I’d just like to take this moment to delve into this Public Service Announcement:

All of the seats open are for the term of one year.  While serving on one of these fine committees requires time and dedication, I believe it can, and should be, a rewarding experience for those who wish to contribute to Fedora in that way. I know that many of  you, lovely readers, consider running for a spot each election; some do, some don’t, and these reasons vary from person to person.

I urge each of you to consider running for one of these spots.  And regardless of whether you choose to do so, or not, I believe that simply thinking about it can allow you the time to think about the ways in which you’d like to participate over the next year.  Think about your own *personal* goals you’d like to accomplish within the Fedora Project, whether it is projects you would like to lead or participate in, growing your leadership skills, mentoring others, or any of the other myriad ways that one can contribute to the community.  And think about how you might go about accomplishing those goals over the next year.

In the immortal words of someone whose name I don’t know (but will likely be informed of in the next 24 hours), “Don’t just sit there — Do Something.”  What do YOU want to do in Fedora over the coming year?

And with that, folks, I conclude my utterly-corny-but-hopefully-got-the-point-across brain spewage. To summarize, “Let’s get our collective shiz together and Go Places.” Got it? Excellent. I will now move on to the bullet-pointy part of this blog post.

So, here’s what’s up for grabs:

  • Fedora Board: 2 seats
  • Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo): 4 seats
  • Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee (FAmSCo): All 7 seats

All seats are for a year-long term.

Nominations for these seats opened on October 25th, and will close at 23:59:59 UTC on November 5.

Here are a few more bullet points for your quick and easy perusal:

I’ll gently point out that nobody has nominated for the Board or FESCo, and only one person for FAmSCo. This is pretty typical, as it always seems to happen within the last day or two.  But if you do know someone who has mentioned running, planning on running, etc., be a good pal and remind them that they need to do it by November 5th. Because they may be heads-down in Getting Shiz Done. With relish.

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