[CentOS-devel] Board Nominations Requested

Thu Nov 4 13:29:21 UTC 2021
Rich Bowen <rbowen at redhat.com>

** 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. Nominations go to a Google Form, and NOT 
to this list. Read on for more details. **

As per our governance docs - 
https://www.centos.org/about/governance/board/ and 
specifically - this is notification that we’re looking for nominations 
for directors to replace those departing at the end of this term.

Every six months, half our our directors are asked if they wish to 
continue in their seats. That question has been asked, and we are 
awaiting the responses. Meanwhile, as you no doubt know, long-time 
director KB Singh has indicated that he will not be remaining for 
another term.

To this end, we come to you, the CentOS Community, for nominations for 
who should fill those seats. Please submit your nominations to this 
form: https://forms.gle/G7mytxgHRpcYEC4ZA

Please DO NOT send them to this list. There’s a few reasons for this:

* 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.

* We do not wish for this to devolve into a bikeshed over proposed names.

* 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/ It may 
also be wise to ask the individual if they are willing/able to serve.

Thank you for your participation in this important moment in our 
project’s history.

Rich, for the CentOS Board of Directors