OpenSolaris Election Results
Posted on March 24, 2009
It is done, the results are available: see the official results here.
The Constitution did not pass… it was getting lots of votes as expected, however due to our massive number of non-active “members”, we didn’t get a majority. 218 Ayes, 31 Nays, and 22 Abstaining. A majority was required, which as 234 Ayes to pass. The good new is that the Nays and Abstentions really did matter, so this was community decided, not simply a result of bad turnout.
Your new OGB is:
- John Beck,
- Valerie Fenwick,
- Michelle Olson,
- Simon Phipps,
- John Plocher,
- Peter Tribble, and
- Jim Walker.
A big win for the community, Peter Tribble is renowned as one of the most prominent and passionate Solaris SysAdmins on the globe and is not a Sun employee… we’re lucky to have him on the board. John Plocher was (foolishly) RIF’d, and I’m glad to see him back on the board… he’s a good man. So we have 2 non-employee board members, which is a positive improvement.
As for turnout in general… 466 Core Contribs total, and 271 of them voted, for a turnout of 58%.
Congrats to everyone on the new OGB.