[CentOS-devel] Board Nominations Requested

Mon Nov 29 19:02:21 UTC 2021
Rich Bowen <rbowen at redhat.com>

FYI, we have, so far, only 4 nominations, one of whom has declined.

If you have thoughts of who you would like to see on the Board of 
Directors, please do submit them before next Wednesday's board meeting. 



On 11/8/21 09:33, Rich Bowen wrote:
> With the announcement, this weekend, that Jim Perrin will also not be 
> standing for the next term of the Board of Directors, I want to remind 
> you that we are now looking for nominations for *two* board seats for 
> the term that starts in February.
> Please give some thought to who you would like to have in these very 
> important positions in the coming year(s).
> --Rich
> On 11/4/21 09:29, Rich Bowen 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. 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 
>> https://git.centos.org/centos/board/blob/master/f/directors/cohorts 
>> 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