In addition to voting rights, electorate members will get an @opensuse.org email address, an IRC cloak (requires a registered nickname) and the opportunity to have a Lizards.openSUSE.org blogging account.
How to join the electorate
To become a member of the electorate, you must document a continued and substantial contribution to the openSUSE project.
1. Contribute to openSUSE
Contributions include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Code, packaging, bug reporting and triaging
- Translations, marketing and wiki editing
- User support on any communication medium
- Giving openSUSE Talks/Presentation and becoming an Advocate
Head over to Portal:How to participate to find more ways of helping out.
2. Document your contributions
If you don't have one already, you'll need to create an openSUSE account and Connect profile.
In your Connect profile, you should mention your contributions (click on your login in the navigation bar, and then the "Edit profile" button on the left bar; the contributions field is at the end)
You'll need to:
- list what you do for openSUSE in detail
- add links
If we can't verify your contributions, we're afraid they cannot be taken into account.
3. Accept the Guiding Priciples
4. Register your IRC nick (optional)
The final step after completing all of the steps above, is to request to join the electorate group (click the "Request membership" button on the left).
Your application and contributions will be evaluated by the openSUSE Membership officials team.
Cancellation of your electorate membership
- The complete members list.
- The article "openSUSE Membership Applications…" on some insights on the openSUSE membership process.
- Using lizards.opensuse.org are instructions how to get account and post blog article on a openSUSE blog.
- http://lizards.opensuse.org is actual blog
- Summary of discussion about membership status