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2018-2019 openSUSE Board Elections Results

The results are in and the Voting Members have chosen incumbent Christian Boltz aka cboltz, new Board Member Marina Latini aka deneb_alpha, and new Board Member Dr. Axel Braun aka DocB to fill the three vacant seats on the openSUSE Board for the next two years.

Incumbent Christian Boltz aka cboltz garnered the most votes with a total of 141 votes — more than half of those who voted — confirming the Community’s confidence in him. He was followed closely by Marina Latini aka deneb_alpha with 119 votes — also more than half of the active voters — and Dr. Axel Braun aka DocB with 104 votes, almost half.

The runners-up in this tough-to-decide race included three other impressive Candidates: Incumbent Sarah Julia Kriesch aka AdaLovelace with 98 votes, Vinzenz Vietzke aka vinzv with 78 votes, Nathan Wolf aka futureboy and CubicleNate with 54 votes, and Sébastien Poher aka sogal with 51 votes.

2018-2019 openSUSE Board Candidates

Elections Poster contributed by Aris Winardi

Click on the Candidates' names in the following list to find more information about them:

2018-2019 openSUSE Board Election News

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2018-2019 openSUSE Board Elections Schedule

Elections Poster contributed by Aris Winardi
1/ 2018-12-11 (Phase 0)
  • Announcement of the openSUSE Board election for 2018.
  • Start of 5-week phase to apply as a Candidate for a position on the openSUSE Board.
  • Start of 8-week Membership Drive and opportunity to apply for an openSUSE Membership (in order to vote or to run as a candidate).
2/ 2019-01-13 (End of Phase 0)
  • Nominations and Applications for Board Candidacy close.
3/ 2019-01-14 (Phase 1)
  • Start of campaign for the candidates before the ballots open (campaigning may continue until ballots close).
  • Membership Drive continues, opportunity to apply for openSUSE Membership, but as of this date it will only decide the eligibility to vote.
4/ 2019-02-04 (Phase 2)
  • Ballots open: Please cast your vote during this time.
5/ 2019-02-15 (End of Phase 2)
  • Ballots close
6/ 2019-02-16 (or soon after)
  • Announcement of the results

Election committee

  • Ish Sookun
  • M. Edwin Zakaria (medwinz)
  • Gerry Makaro (Fraser_Bell)

Contact

You can contact the committee using the mail address election-officials@opensuse.org.


Detailed explanation of all phases

Elections Poster contributed by Ahmad Romadhon

Phase 0: Notification of Intent to Run or nomination

Note: Running as a Candidate in the election means you are making a serious Two Year Commitment to serve on the openSUSE Board and such a commitment is not to be taken lightly. Early resignations from this commitment should only be made for extremely unusual circumstances. It is recommended that prospective Candidates consider this when deciding to run.

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.

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;
  • CANCELLED due to lack of Community interest: a moderated Q&A session on IRC, possibly during one of the regular Project meetings or a separate meeting.

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.