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Associate members: Nominate your FSF board candidate by March 3

by Free Software Foundation Contributions Published on Feb 17, 2023 10:27 AM

Associate members of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) have the chance to nominate candidates to serve on the board of directors until Friday, March 3, 2023. After an original announcement of the process by the FSF board of directors on January 18, 2022, the board and staff worked for a year to design, develop, and prepare for the new community engagement process and the discussion structure to support it, and then announced the opening of the nomination process January 19, 2023. The aim is a transparent and participatory selection process that ensures a consistent, long-term alignment with the FSF's values and principles.

If you know of a candidate whose firm commitment to free software values would be of service to the FSF, nominate them today. The board has listed several requirements and valuable attributes in the FSF board matrix to assist in judging potential candidates. We encourage people who share our strong commitment to our mission and values to apply.

Current associate members can nominate another person or yourself. The FSF board process is laid out in a graphic that gives you information on its steps. If you prefer, you can read about the process steps 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. If there is a person who is not an associate member, or otherwise not eligible, who you think would be valuable discussion participants, you can nominate them to be able to join in the board nomination discussions. The board will review these suggestions.

For more information about the board governance work, including the board nomination process, you can visit:

Nominate your candidate today.

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

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