Fedora

It’s Fedora Election season!

You’ve only got until May 26th to vote in the Fedora elections: elections are open now. This election we are voting on new members of the Fedora Project Board and the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee. Before you vote, you’ll want to read up a bit on the elections to make sure you’re making an informed choice. Here’s a cheatsheet for you.

Fedora Board Election

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).

(Information above from http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Board)

About this Board election

Three Fedora Board seats are up for grabs this election, currently held by Dennis Gilmore, Mike McGrath, and Tom Callaway. There are six candidates:

Candidate positions on Fedora community concerns

Vote now for the Fedora Project Board!

Vote now!

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

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.

(Information above from http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FESCO)

About this FESCo election

Five Fedora Engineering Steering Committee seats are up for grabs this election, currently held by Kevin Fenzi (Chair), Dennis Gilmore, Bill Nottingham, Seth Vidal, and Kevin Kofler. There are seven candidates:

Candidate positions on Fedora community concerns

Vote now for the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee!

Vote now!

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.

About Máirín Duffy

Máirín is a principal interaction designer at Red Hat. She is passionate about software freedom and free & open source tools, particularly in the creative domain: her favorite application is Inkscape. You can read more from Máirín on her blog at blog.linuxgrrl.com.

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