# AlmaLinux Board of Directors Election 2022

# Aug 19, 2022 - Election Results

Community Director:

Board Members:

# History

AlmaLinux OS Foundation is starting the election of the Board of Directors. We have 7 open positions to fill. The election will start on September 4th, 2022.

At this stage we are looking for nominees for the Board of Director position. To be nominated you have to:

  • Be a member for at least 3 month by Sep 4th, 2022
  • Nominated by AlmaLinux member in good standing
  • To nominate someone email name & contact information of nominee to [email protected]

Please, check FAQ section for more information.

# Nominees as of Aug 11, 2022

# FAQ

  • When does election start?

    • The election starts on Sep 4th, 2022 and run until Sep 19th, 2022. If we don't reach quorum by Sep 19th, the election will stay open until quorum is reached.
    • To reach the quorum we need 50% of all members to vote.
  • Who can be nominated?

    • Any member in good standing, approved by the membership committee not less than 3 months before the election
    • Note: only members in good standing may nominate a potential board member, and each nominee must have a supporting member (you cannot nominate yourself).
  • My company is a member sponsor, can it nominate any company employee?

    • Yes, sponsors can nominate any company employee, but if the employee is terminated, or company sponsorship laps, the person will be required to step down from the role.
  • Can I nominate myself?

    • No, you must be nominated by a supporting member in good standing.
  • How can I nominate someone?

  • Who can vote?

    • Any Platinum, Gold, Silver, Contributor, User, Alumnus, or Mirror member in good standing, approved by the membership committee on or before August 23rd
  • How can I vote?

    • You will get a link to the voting page in your e-mail on the day voting starts.
  • How many votes does each member get?

    • Contributor, Alumnus, Mirror members: 1 vote each
    • Platinum sponsors: 50 votes each
    • Gold sponsors: 15 votes each
    • Silver sponsors: 5 votes each
  • What is the minimum number of votes you need to win?

    • At least 50% of our membership must vote in order for the election to be valid
    • Top 7 candidates with most votes will win
  • How many seats are on the board, and how many are vacant?

    • There are 7 seats on the board, 3 are vacant, and 4 are up for re-election.
  • How long does a director serve?

    • A term on the board is 3 years, unless the director leaves for any reasons.
  • What platform will you use for the elections?

    • Helios.
  • Who can be nominated?

    • Any member in good standing, approved by the membership committee not less than 3 months before the election
    • Note: only members in good standing may nominate a potential board member, and each nominee must have a supporting nominee
  • Can I nominate myself?

    • No, you must be nominated by a supporting member in good standing
  • How are vacancies handled in the event that a director leaves before the end of their term?

    • If a seat is vacated less than three months before a planned election, the board may fill the vacancy by a majority vote, or may choose to leave the seat vacant.
    • If a seat is vacated more than three months before a planned election, the board must trigger an election to fill the seat or appoint somene to fill the seat.
  • Are directors on the board compensated?

    • Board positions are not compensated positions
  • Is Director at the AlmaLinux OS Foundation a full-time position?

    • It is not a full-time position.
  • How is the Chair of the board of directors elected?

    • The chair is one of the officers elected at the first meeting of the board of directors, or as needed.
  • Will the current board members need to be re-elected?

    • Yes, at every term they need to be re-nominated and elected
  • Can two members of the board also work at the same company?

    • No.