Following the recent resignation of Radek Suski from his role as Treasurer, the Secretary published this Call for Manifestos from candidates who are interested in running as Candidates for the Elections as the Treasurer of Open Source Matters, Inc.
The following position is open for nomination and election in this cycle:
The Treasurer is one of the Officers of the Corporation and has financial responsibility.
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.
The deadline for manifesto is May 15, 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 May 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||May 01||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||May 15||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.
|May 16||1 day after the manifesto submissions deadline. Communication channels with candidates are opened (one for each position).|
|Recommendations submission deadline||May 23||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
||May 24||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||May 31||Ballots automatically close at 23.59 UTC of the 7th day after the ballots are sent out.|
|Results announced / Term begins
||June 1||The Secretary publishes the Elections Results announcement. The newly elected member is effective in their position.|