Nominations now open - idpy Board
Hola a todos!
As described in the Statues of IdentityPython , roughly half the seats for the idpy Board are opening for nominations. The following members have completed their one-year terms:
Ivan Kanakarakis (current chair)
Roland Hedberg (at-large)
They are all eligible to be nominated again for a new board term.
The term for these seats is now shifting to a two-year cycle, such that half the board will be up for nomination each year.
Participants on the idpy-dev list act as the nominating committee for the idpy board. If you would like to nominate someone (or self-nominate) please contact me directly no later than 24 January 2020.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
 Excerpt from the Statutes of IdentityPython (https://dracc.commonsconservancy.org/0024/ <https://dracc.commonsconservancy.org/0024/>)
Board of Directors
The central decision-making body within IdentityPython is the IdentityPython Board of Directors (in short: the IdentityPython Board). The IdentityPython Board is a committee responsible for making and coordinating decisions on behalf of the user and developer community around IdentityPython, according to the conditions set forth in these Statutes as well as any Regulations established by prior decisions of the IdentityPython Board. The IdentityPython Board is expected to consult and find consensus for decisions with the user and developer community.
The IdentityPython Board has a minimum of three, and a maximum of seven natural persons. The founding IdentityPython Board has appointed a number of its constituting Directors to serve a half (12 month) term, and the remainder to serve a regular (24 month) term. Subsequent Directors are elected by the IdentityPython Board to regular 24-month terms according to the procedure set out in these Statutes. The founding Board will select a nominating committee of active developers and other contributors to identify candidates for ongoing Board membership. Directors are permitted to seek office for multiple terms, however, when running against other candidates the amount of terms they have consecutively served is deducted from the votes cast in their favour. This provides a balance between continuity, equal opportunities and renewal of qualities and competences.
The IdentityPython Board determines the Programme's structure and processes, and is responsible for maintaining its Statutes and Regulations. The IdentityPython Board is free to make or revise any decision, taking into consideration applicable law as well as any immutable conditions previously established within the Statutes or Regulations.
In order to efficiently fulfill its tasks, the Board may establish specialized committees and task forces, as well as assign named roles to qualified individuals to provide advice and assistance on specific issues. The associated qualifications, tasks and responsibilities SHALL be formalised by publication as part of the Regulations of IdentityPython.
The IdentityPython Board (and any person, group or organisation mandated by the IdentityPython Board on its behalf) must act in good faith and in the common interest of the developer community and the wider user community of IdentityPython. If significant harm to the organization has been committed by any Director, he or she MAY be removed from the Board by a simple majority vote of the rest of the Board.
The IdentityPython Board SHALL convene offline or online at least every twelve (12) months.