The GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee is
pleased to announce the preliminary results for the Board of
Special thanks go to Jonathan Blandford and Greg Leblanc who
helped us find and work around some bugs caused by an old perl
We strongly encourage everyone to look at the detailed results
to verify their ballot. You can also run the software used to count
the results to verify that these preliminary results are valid.
These results can be challenged by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The
challenges have to be sent before Friday, December 19, 2003, 23:59
UTC. Please note that these results should not be considered final
until any such challenges have been resolved.
Candidates in order of votes received, with affiliations:
Owen Taylor (172 votes) - Red Hat Inc.
Glynn Foster (171 votes) - Sun Microsystems Inc.
Jody Goldberg (167 votes) - Novell Inc.
Jeff Waugh (165 votes) - Flow Communications
Luis Villa (160 votes) - Novell Inc.
Jonathan Blandford (157 votes) - Red Hat Inc.
Nat Friedman (156 votes) - Novell Inc.
Leslie Proctor (134 votes) - None
Bill Haneman (128 votes) - Sun Microsystems Inc.
Dave Camp (124 votes) - Novell Inc.
Michael Meeks (119 votes) - Novell Inc. [*]
Malcolm Tredinnick (109 votes) - CommSecure
Sri Ramkrishna (102 votes) - Intel
[*] Per the Foundation's charter, no more than 40% of the board
directors may share a corporate affiliation. There is 11 directors,
so this means that no more than 4 directors may share a corporate
affiliation. Michael is the fifth-leading vote-getter from Novell
Inc., and is thus ineligible to be elected.
If the results are not challenged, then the elected directors
Some figures about the votes: there were 337 registered voters.
191 voters sent valid ballots. Two ballots were invalidated because
the voters chose more than eleven candidates.
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