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[] Eclipse Committer Board Representative Elections

Eclipse Committers,
Thank you for your support for and participation in Eclipse.
As you may or may not know, the committers of Eclipse elect two members of the Board each year. The election process uses the Single Transferrable Vote method for voting. The votes for all committers who work for a single company are combined and cast as a single vote. A full explanation of this voting methodology can be found at, and additional details are available at
Section 3.3(d) of the By-Laws describes the election process as it pertains to Committer Representatives.
The time for next year's elections are coming soon. The plan is to have the voting completed in time for EclipseCon so we can introduce the new committer representatives at the conference.
The key dates for the elections are as follows:
  • Immediately: Nominations open. Nominations are to be sent as an email to emo@xxxxxxxxxxx, with the subject "Committer Nomination". As soon as possible after an individual is nominated, the Foundation will contact them to confirm their willingness to participate in the election and to serve as a committer representative if elected. 
  • January 14, 2005: Nominations close. The list of nominees and their html pages will be available on the website as soon as possible thereafter, and in no case later than January 17th.
  • January 17, 2005: List of nominees published on Each nominee will be provided with an HTML template which outlines their background and vision for Eclipse. If the nominee does not have an HTML editor handy, plain text submissions for formatting by the EMO staff will be accepted via email. Content must be submitted to the Eclipse Foundation via email no later than Thursday, January 20th.
  • January 24, 2005: List of nominees and their personal pages made available on Discussion of the issues on the newsgroup will be encouraged.
  • February 7, 2005: Voting begins.
  • February 18, 2005: Voting ends.
  • February 28, 2005: New committer representatives announced
If you have any questions on the above, or suggestions for improvements please let us know.
Mike Milinkovich
Executive Director,
Eclipse Foundation, Inc.
Office: 613-224-9461 x228
Cell: 613-220-3223

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