there will be an election for the Fellowship seat in FSFE's General Assembly between the 1st and 28th February 2012.

The winner of the election will be in FSFE's general assembly. At the moment Julia Klein and Hugo Roy are the elected Fellowship representatives. Both Fellowship representatives are full members of the General Assembly, and have all the rights and obligations of other members. To get an idea of the people the new elected representative will be working with, you can take a look at FSFE's official members.

  • Who can vote? All registered Fellows can vote.
  • Who can be elected? To be a candidate, you need to have been an active Fellow for at least a year before the election (so 1st February 2011). This helps to make sure that the people elected into the GA are familiar with the organisation and its work.
  • Election Platform All candidates should use the wiki and/or blog as a promotion platform, so that it will be possible for their Fellow voters to know them. (You can also choose to make the wiki page only visible for other Fellows).
  • Voting System For the voting process we will use the Schulze method, a popular voting system used by Debian, Wikimedia and others. It is a well tested method and has proven to be resistant to voting anomalies.

To become a candidate, please send an e-mail, NO LATER THAN 25 January 2012 to the Fellowship contact address with the subject line "Candidate Fellowship seat." In the email you should state that you want to run for election into the GA along with information about yourself, which we can use to compile the list of candidates for all Fellows like we did 2009, 2010, and 2011.

You can only register yourself as a candidate; suggesting others is not possible. If you know other Fellows that you consider would be good candidates, please motivate them to register themselves.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact me via via the Fellowship contact address