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NewsForge: SPI Working on Elections, Welcoming Perens Back to the Fold

Feb 07, 2003, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"Software in the Public Interest (SPI), the entity that owns the Debian trademark, is holding elections and working to generate enough interest in said elections to actually elect some new board members. Ironically, the last 'original' board member just resigned at the same time a former board member is getting re-acquainted with the project.

"SPI is looking to elect three new board members from a total of eight candidates. Contributing members of SPI are eligible to vote. A contributing member is one who is considered to have made a significant contribution to the Free Software community, as determined by SPI's membership committee.

"The group has experienced a flurry of activity over the past several months starting with the resignation of former v.p. Martin 'Joey' Schulze. He left because of his frustration with perceived indifference from other board members, including president Nils Lohner, secretary Wichert Akkerman, and original board member Ian Jackson. Since then, Lohner has also stepped down, and the departures stirred emotions and much discussion about the future of SPI..."

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