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Associate members are invited: Nominate new candidates to the FSF board

by Free Software Foundation Contributions Published on Jan 19, 2023 03:26 PM
Associate members are invited: Nominate new candidates to the FSF board

FSF now accepting board nominations

Associate members of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) now have the chance to nominate candidates to serve on the board of directors. This news comes after an original announcement of the process by the FSF board of directors on January 18, 2022. The board and staff have worked for a year to design, develop, and prepare for the new community engagement process and the discussion structure to support it. The aim is a transparent and participatory selection process that ensures a consistent, long-term alignment with the FSF's values and principles.

The FSF has opened its new nomination process today, and is seeking new directors in support of its mission to promote computer user freedom.

We're inviting all current associate members to participate in this important work. FSF board nominations are now open until March 3, 2023, 10:00 EST (15:00 UTC), through the nomination form at

The board is looking for candidates with a firm commitment to free software. It has outlined several requirements and valuable attributes in the FSF board matrix. We encourage people who share our strong commitment to our mission and values to apply.

This moment marks the official start of this community-engaged nomination process. You can nominate another person or yourself. The FSF board process is laid out in a graphic that will give you information on the steps of this process. If you would rather read about the process steps in full, you can find them described in full as well.

After the nomination period, discussions on the nominated board candidates will be held in a forum open to eligible participants, and moderated by FSF staff and volunteers. Further details about the forum and participation will be shared with anyone participating. For more information about the board governance work, and this process, you can visit:

Associate members, nominate your candidate today.

Thank you for supporting free software and for being an FSF associate member!

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