From 2016 to 2017, I was a director on the GNOME Foundation Board of Directors. This is a great opportunity for anyone working on the GNOME project. And because Board elections are coming up, I wanted to share the news.
The most important deadlines in the GNOME Board Elections are the following:
List of candidates opens.
Last day to announce candidacies, submit summary statements.
Final list of candidates.
Instructions mailed to eligible voters, voting begins.
Preliminary results will be announced on June 12, with June 19 as the last day to challenge results (election becomes official).
Serving on the Board is a great way to participate in open source software. I found my time on the Board to be personally very rewarding.
Time commitments are generally a regular phone call (an hour) and attendance at GUADEC. Directors also pick up projects and to-dos from time to time.
I would submit my name again for the Board, but GUADEC falls at a time when I need to be here at the County. That’s our budget presentation time, so I can either attend GUADEC or I can present my department budget to the county Board.
Jim Hall: Announcing Board of Directors Elections 2018
Source: Planet Gnome