As a member of the Python Software Foundation (PSF), I hereby cast this absentee ballot for elections and resolutions under consideration at the PSF member meeting to be held at the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum By The Galleria hotel on February 23, 2007 from 6:40-8:40 pm.
Election of Nominated Members
The following people have been nominated for membership in the PSF. To be elected, a nominee must receive more "Yes" votes than "No" votes.
Please vote to accept as a new nominated member (check one of "Yes", "No", or "Abstain" for each nominee):
Election of Sponsor Members
The following organizations have been nominated and approved by the Board for sponsor membership in the PSF. To be elected, a nominee must receive more "Yes" votes than "No" votes.
Please vote to accept as a new sponsor member (check one of "Yes", "No", or "Abstain" for each nominee):
|Madison Tyler LLC (EWT)|
Motion to Increase the Maximum Number of Directors
A call for nominations of PSF directors was issued, to the PSF-members, PSF-volunteers, and python-announce lists, and to the PSF blog (http://pyfound.blogspot.com/2006/12/call-for-nominations-of-psf-directors.html). We had a good response, with 4 new candidates stepping forward, in addition to the 8 incumbents. We have a total of 12 candidates for Director this year, but currently the Board is limited to 8 Directors. As Tim Peters put it, "the bigger the board, the more gets done."
This motion aims to increase the limit on the number of Directors going forward. We learned in the past that it's better to expand the Board than to miss out on offers of help. This does not mean that all candidates for Director will automatically be elected; this year's Directors will be decided in the election below.
WHEREAS it is recognized that it is beneficial to the Foundation to have a large number of active Directors, be it
RESOLVED, that the PSF Board be increased to a maximum of twelve (12) Directors.
Please vote (check one) [ ] For [ ] Against [ ] Abstain
To pass, the motion must receive more "For" votes than "Against" votes.
Election of a New Board of Directors
There are 12 candidates for a total of either 12 or 8 Director positions, depending on the outcome of the vote on the motion above. Since the outcome will not be known until the members' meeting, please vote on both possibilities:
- 12 Director positions (if the motion above passes). Vote "Yes" for a maximum of 12 candidates below in column "A".
- 8 Director positions (if the motion above fails to pass). Vote "Yes" for a maximum of 8 candidates below in column "B".
To be elected, a nominee must receive more "Yes" votes than "No" votes.
Please vote to accept as Director (check one of "Yes", "No", or "Abstain" for each nominee in each of columns "A" and "B"):
|A: Check Max. 12 "Yes"||B: Check Max. 8 "Yes"|
|Tim Peters *|
|Martin von Löwis *|
|Andrew Kuchling *|
|Steve Holden *|
|David Goodger *|
|Stephan Deibel *|
|Brett Cannon *|
|David Ascher *|
Incumbent Directors are marked with asterisks ("*"). See the candidates' summaries page (http://wiki.python.org/moin/PythonSoftwareFoundation/BoardCandidates2007).
Deadline for Receipt: February 19, 2007
This form must be filed with the Secretary of the PSF in advance of the meeting. The form may be sent by GPG/PGP-signed email to:
psf at python.org
or faxed to:
+1 858 712 8966
or mailed to:
Please use fax or email if at all possible. We can't guarantee that postal mail will arrive in time. When using fax or snail mail, send a copy of the absentee ballot by email.