"On behalf of the GNOME Foundation elections committee, I am
honored and pleased to announce the results of the initial election
for the GNOME Foundation Board of Directors."
"These results, which Chris DiBona and I have independently
confirmed, are only preliminary; pursuant to the previously agreed
to elections procedure, the complete archive of ballots, along with
the scripts used to verify the vote counts, will be made available
shortly. Any registered voter may challenge any or all of these
results by sending a formal protest to the elections committee at
email@example.com by Wednesday, November 15, 2000, 23:59 PST. The
results should only be considered final once that deadline has
passed and any challenges received have been resolved by the
"After several misformatted ballots were fixed, 330 of 372
members were determined to have cast valid ballots. No affiliation
problems were created, so the top 11 vote-getters were elected, as
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