[CentOS-devel] Board of Directors: Nominations sought

Mon Apr 26 20:00:04 UTC 2021
Josh Boyer <jwboyer at redhat.com>

On Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 3:44 PM Rich Bowen <rbowen at redhat.com> wrote:
> ** Please do read the message before responding with your nominations.
> We have a process, and if you don’t follow the process, it makes
> everything harder for everyone. **
> ** The process is to email centos-board-private at centos.org. Read on for
> more details. **
> At the April Board of Directors meeting, we discussed the annual process
> of re-appointing the Board of Directors, as defined in our Governance
> documents. At that time, two directors indicated that they wished to
> step down, to focus on other things in their life and open the seats to
> new contributors.
> (Historical note: The last time a director resigned, the Board simply
> appointed replacements with no public process. We believe that greater
> transparency is needed in this new chapter of our existence as a
> project, and are committed to making that happen.)
> With two resignations, we have 8 Board seats filled. Our governance
> definition as it currently stands indicates 8 to 11 seats[1], so we’re
> still covered. However, we have decided to continue to seat 10 directors
> as part of the new Board.
> To this end, we come to you, the CentOS Community, for nominations for
> who should fill those seats. We ask that you send nominations to
> centos-board-private at centos.org and NOT to this list. There are several
> reasons for this:
> 1) Our governance indicates that the Board selects the next Board. We do
> not have any defined notion of project “membership” or a voting class of
> any kind, other than the Board itself. We do not wish to give any false
> impression that a public vote will be held on this list.
> 2) We do not wish for this to devolve into a bikeshed over proposed names.
> 3) We do not wish for individuals named to assume that they have any
> particular advantage over other nominees, nor do we wish for anyone to
> be shamed, embarrassed, or disappointed, if they are named and then not
> seated on the Board.
> The Board will collect those nominations, consider them at an upcoming
> meeting, and select the next Board at that time.
> We ask, if you wish to nominate someone, to consider the list of
> director requirements/recommendations listed at
> https://www.centos.org/about/governance/director-requirements/

Are self-nominations allowed?  I would assume so.

For nominations that are not self-nominations, will the Board reach
out to the potential candidate to confirm they wish to remain in
consideration for a Board seat before considering them in the meeting?


> Thank you for your participation in this important moment in our
> project’s history.
> Rich, for the CentOS Board of Directors
> [1] https://www.centos.org/about/governance/
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