Following the recent changes to the organization's Bylaws occurred in December 2021 and the resignation of the Marketing & Communications Department Coordinator and the Events Department Coordinator, the Secretary published this Call for Manifestos from candidates who are interested in running as Candidates for the Elections as the Outreach Department Coordinator of Open Source Matters, Inc.

 The following position is open for nomination and election in this cycle:

  • Outreach Department Coordinator

The Outreach Department is a newly created Department and it includes teams from the previous Marketing & Communications, Programs and Events Departments. 


Each interested individual in running as Candidate for any of the positions mentioned above shall send their application to the Secretary of Open Source Matters, Inc. containing:
- their Full name (legal name)
- their Country
- the position for which they're interested to run.
- their picture (or the one in the Volunteers Portal will be used).
- their manifesto in a PDF format that can be easily attached to the Candidate Announcement.

Candidates who wish to run for any of the positions, should submit their manifesto using the form linked below.

Submit your manifesto

The deadline for manifesto is March 20, 2022.

After all the manifestos will be in, the Secretary will publish a full list of candidates for each role alongside their manifestos. The Secretary will also open a “Recommendations” form which will replace the Nominations form currently used. This will give anyone an opportunity to add words of support for the candidates and let the community know why they think they are ideal for the role. 

Election channels will be opened in Glip for each role. These channels will allow department/community members to ask candidates questions regarding their manifestos in order to help them decide who to vote for.

All the details about next steps can and the new process can be found here.

Members of Open Source Matters (Class 1, 2 and 3) as of January 01, 2022 will be entitled to vote in this Election Cycle.


Following the expected standard timeline. In the case of Uncontested same or new Board member, the timeline would be shorter, as outlined in the Election Policy page.

Call for Candidate Manifestos published March 06 The Call for manifestos shall be published when a position becomes vacant after resignation or removal. This represent the "Day 0" of the election phase.
Candidate Manifesto submission deadline March 20 Candidates have 14 days to prepare/submit their manifestos, as this is considered a replacement election.
Full list of Candidates and Manifestos published.
Recommendation form opened.
March 21 1 day after the manifesto submissions deadline. Communication channels with candidates are opened (one for each position).
Recommendations submission deadline March 28 The Community has 7 days to submit their recommendations for the candidates. During this time candidate shall be available to answer the questions from the Community in the dedicated channels.
Recommendations published & Ballots sent out
March 29 The Secretary publishes the recommendations received for each Candidate. Voting parties have seven (7) days to submit their preferences. Ballots shall also have the opportunity to vote for "None of the above".
Ballots close April 5 Ballots automatically close at 23.59 UTC of the 7th day after the ballots are sent out.
Results announced / Term begins
April 6 The Secretary publishes the Elections Results announcement. The newly elected member is effective in their position.