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- 1 openSUSE Regular Board Election 2020
- 2 Schedule
- 3 Detailed explanation of all phases
openSUSE Regular Board Election 2020
This year there are three seats for election in accordance with our normal election cycle. Stasiek is opting not to continue for the next full year due to a change in his personal circumstances. We thank him for his commitment to the community and continued support.
This is a regular election as defined in our Election Rules so the elected board members will serve till the end of 2022.
The announcement of the openSUSE Regular Board Election 2020 was made on the project mailing list.
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15 November 2020
- Announcement of the openSUSE Board Election 2020
- Call for Nominations and Applications for Board candidacy
- Membership drive
29 November 2020
- Nominations and Applications for Board candidacy close
30 November 2020
- Announcement of the final list of candidates
- Campaign begins
- Membership drive continues, opportunity to apply for openSUSE
- Membership, but members will only be eligible to vote and not run as a candidate
15 December 2020
- Ballots open: Please cast your vote during this time
- Campaign continues
30 December 2020
- Ballots close
31 December 2020
- Announcement of results
You can contact the committee using the mail address email@example.com.
Detailed explanation of all phases
Phase 0: Notification of Intent to Run or nomination
Only openSUSE members are eligible to run for openSUSE Board openings. Election Committee Officials, however, are not eligible to run in order to avoid conflicts of interest. To stand for a position in the openSUSE board please send a mail to
Phase 1: Campaign
During the campaign phase there should be:
- plenty of campaign releases about the upcoming election by the candidates in openSUSE Communication outlets;
- interviews with all candidates by the openSUSE news team;
- interviews of outgoing and current board members to give a picture of life on the openSUSE Board
Phase 2: Election
All persons with voting rights will be able to cast their votes using a link emailed to them mentioning https://elections.opensuse.org. Once a vote has been submitted, it can be changed until the end of the election period. All votes are stored anonymously in the electronic system.
Members may vote for one candidate only or up to a maximum of three candidates. Members may also opt for "None of the above" if they do not find any suitable candidate in this election.
The openSUSE Board Election 2020 candidates are: