Election Nominations and Election Questionnaire periods are ending imminently.

Nominations for Fedora Board and FESCo close imminently, as in TODAY, May 15, at 23:59:59 UTC.

If you are not sure how your time zone relates to UTC, use a UTC time website, such as this one.

If you are interested in throwing your proverbial Fedora into the elections ring, be sure to visit the Elections wiki page and get your name on the appropriate candidate list.

Now, in an effort to prevent people feeling nonplussed after the deadline, I would like to make the following Public Service Announcements:

  1. Late nominations WILL NOT BE ADDED TO THE BALLOT. Don’t decide tomorrow morning that ohhhhhhhhhhh, maybe I should run, because you’ll be late.
  2. If you have a friend, co-worker, relative, or otherwise whom you know intends to run and HAS NOT ADDED THEIR NAME YET, for any reason up to and including vacations, family business, tragedies,  attending conferences, being hospitalized, eating beefy miracles, or attending royal weddings, PICK UP THE PHONE AND NOTIFY THEM THAT THE TIME PERIOD IS ABOUT TO END AND BEING LATE IS NOT AN OPTION.

Also, please note that I cannot actually enforce #1, being powerless and all, but I am really good at being mad and lecturing about rules. If you have any doubts about my abilities in this area, ask my children.  Additionally, Max Spevack owes me One American Dollar for my usage of the word nonplussed in a sentence.

The Much Less Hyped Questionnaire

Additionally, there is a Questionnaire where community members can pose questions which they would like the candidates to answer.  Questions for this page are also accepted through TODAY, May 15, at 23:59:59 UTC.  After that point, candidates will have until the end of day (UTC) on May 22nd to provide their responses, which will then be published no later than May 25.  If you have burning questions, be sure to add them to the wiki page.

Fedora Board and FESCo Election Nomination Period closes Soon.

Nominations for the Fedora Board and FESCo (Fedora Engineering Steering Committee) will close on May 15 at 23:59:59 UTC.  That’s just a few days away.  You may self-nominate.

Current nominations can be seen on their respective wiki pages:

Additionally, if you have questions that you would like to ask of candidates, you have until May 15 to add your questions to the questionnaire.

More information on the Elections process can be seen on the Elections wiki page.

For those of you who are curious, the rest of the elections schedule looks like this:

  • May 7-15 Collect Questions for Questionnaire
  • May 7-15 Nominations Open (nomination period closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on 15th)
  • May 15-22 Organize/Schedule Town Halls
  • May 22 Deadline for questionnaire response
  • May 25 Publish Questionnaire Responses
  • May 26 – June 1 Town Halls
  • June 2-8 Voting Period

There are a number of open seats for each body; I encourage everyone to consider running for a position if it interests them.

Fedora Board and FESCo Election Town Halls begin FRIDAY! As in… TODAY!!

Apologies to those who saw my email earlier.  Here’s a recap (aka, cut and paste of what I wrote in email) for those who don’t know yet:

As many of you know, the FESCo and Board elections are right around the corner.

In each election cycle, a series of town hall meetings is conducted to give the community an opportunity to ask the candidates questions – and hear their answers – on IRC.  The town halls for each election are held twice, to allow for participation by community members in varying time zones.

The town hall schedule is as follows:

Friday, May 14, 2010 – FESCo town hall – 16:00 UTC (12:00pm US Eastern)

Monday, May 17, 2010 – Fedora Project Board town hall – 00:00 UTC (8:00pm US Eastern, -SUNDAY-, May 16)

Monday, May 17, 2010 – Fedora Project Board town hall – 17:00 UTC (1:00pm US Eastern)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 – FESCo town hall – 02:00 UTC (10:00pm US Eastern, -TUESDAY-, May 18)

The town hall schedule, as well as important information about how you can participate in the town halls via IRC, can be seen on the wiki at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections#IRC_Town_Halls.

For more details on the elections and candidates, please visit http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections.

I’m hoping for an excellent community turnout for these town halls – I encourage everyone to join in and participate.