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Announcing the FSF's board candidates

by Free Software Foundation Contributions Published on May 02, 2023 12:49 PM

We are pleased to announce the list of candidates who have proceeded to the next step in the FSF's process to finding new board members. Nominees confirmed their interest by filling out a questionnaire that helps introduce themselves and their backgrounds to the FSF voting members. The FSF voting members thank everyone who nominated a candidate and the nominees who responded to the questionnaire.

  • Amin Bandali
  • Denis Carikli
  • Beth Lynn Eicher
  • John Gilmore
  • Luis Guzman
  • Christina Haralanova
  • Micky Metts
  • Alexandre Oliva
  • Rubén Rodríguez Pérez
  • Maria Chiara Pievatolo
  • Markus Schmidt
  • Jason Self
  • Protesilaos Stavrou

The voting members have done a preliminary review of these candidates. Next, we need to learn more about them, by inviting the FSF associate members to have discussions about and with them.

The voting members are currently deliberating which of these candidates will be the first to proceed into the nominee discussion forum. We will publish their decision in a subsequent announcement.

In the discussion process, FSF associate members will ascertain the candidates' commitment to the fundamental requirements of the FSF mission, identify valuable attributes listed in the board matrix, gauge whether the candidates will help the board fulfill its overall role in the Foundation, and whether they will fulfill a board member's individual duties in accordance with the board code of ethics.

The voting members aim to proceed with deliberate speed in adding new board members while also completing in-depth discussions and reviews of the candidates. As such, we may not hold discussions of every candidate in this iteration of the FSF board nomination and review process. We could consider them again later in a subsequent process.

If you have questions about the process, please email

EDIT: A past version of this post misspelled Luis Guzman's name

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