As Fedora 27 has already been released, we run Fedora Autumn Elections 2017 electing members to three main leadership groups in Fedora: the Fedora Council, the Fedora Mindshare Committee, and the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo).
The Fedora Council is the top-level community leadership and governance body. The Council is a mix of representatives from different areas of the project, named roles appointed by Red Hat, and a variable number of seats connected to medium-term project goals. Decision-making is a consensus process, where the Council works together as a common team to find shared solutions and address concerns, with a focus on giving voice than on balance of power.
Additionally, the Fedora Mindshare Comittee represents the outreach leadership in Fedora. Mindshare aims to help outreach teams to reach their targets in a more effective way, by unifying and sharing their working process through an optimized and standardized communication. It consists of mostly appointed, but also elected members.
Lastly, the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee, or FESCo, provides technical leadership and guidance in Fedora. Furthermore, FESCo handles the process of accepting new features, accepting new packaging sponsors, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and SIG Oversight, the packaging process, handling and enforcement of maintainer issues and other technical matters related to the distribution and its construction. All of the FESCo seats are also elected by the community.
Elections schedule and open seats
- Oct 24 – Nov 20: Collection of questions for Questionnaire
- Nov 21 – Dec 04: Nomination & Campaign period
- Dec 05 – Dec 18: Voting period
- Dec 19: Result Announcement
The Collection of questions for Questionnaire has already passed and we collected pretty good list of questions for interviews. Currently we are in Nomination & Campaign period when we accept nominations of people to:
- Fedora Council (2 seats)
- Fedora Mindshare Committee (2 seats)
- Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) (5 seats)
The nomination and Campaign period is open until December 4th, 2017 at 23:59:59 UTC. On December 5th, we will publish interviews with candidates and we will start the Voting period.