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Individual Nominations for Foundation Board of Directors


Hi everyone, 

Last Wednesday we started accepting Individual Members for the OpenStack Foundation. We've had an excellent response so far with well over 1,000 Individual Members joining in the first week. I wanted to share some important information about how to nominate and elect the Individual Members for the Board of Directors. The deadline to nominate Individual Directors--August 6--is coming very quickly. 

Directors elected by the Individual Members will make up 1/3 of the Board or 8 of the 24 seats. You must be an Individual Member to nominate, vote or run for an Individual Member position on the Board of Directors. You can become an Individual Member on our website: http://www.openstack.org/join/

Elections for the Individual Directors will take place August 20-24. To vote in the initial Board election, you must join as an Individual Member by August 15. To appear on the ballot, an Individual Member must receive nominations from 10 other Individual Members. The deadline to nominate an Individual Member is August 6, and all nominations are submitted via email to secretary@xxxxxxxxxxxxx.

We have created a basic page with initial nominees on it, and will be reaching out to nominees so they can add additional information about themselves. To see who is being nominated so you can support current nominees (who need 10 nominations) or recommend additional candidates, go to http://www.openstack.org/community/openstack-foundation-board-2012-election-candidates/ 

Let us know if you have any questions,


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