It is time again to begin Fedora's election season. This announcement contains information regarding the Fedora 20 Naming Election, as well as the Fedora Board, Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo), and Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee (FAmSCo) elections.
** Fedora 20 Naming Election **
The suggestion period for names for Fedora 20 is now open (May 15, 2013), and will end promptly at the end of the day on May 22, 2013 (23:59:59 UTC). So run - don't "paws" - and get your suggestion in for the next Fedora release name.https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Name_suggestions_for_Fedora_20
You *must* follow the instructions and guidelines at the page listed above if you want your name to be considered. For instance, there must be an "is-a" link between the name "Schrödinger's Cat" (from Fedora 19) and the name you suggest. That link must be different than previous links for Fedora release names. Names of living people and well-known trademarks will likely be rejected as well.
You can also find full schedule details for the release naming process on the above page. For those of you interested in reviewing the history of Fedora release names, there exists an appropriately named wiki page for doing so: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/History_of_Fedora_release_names
** Fedora Board, FESCo, and FAmSCo Elections **
The nomination period for elections for the Fedora Board, FAmSCo (Fedora Ambassador Steering Committee), and FESCo (Fedora Engineering Steering Committee) is now open, and will conclude at the end of day, May 25, 2013 (23:59:59 UTC).
This election cycle will fill the following seats for a one-year period:
* Fedora Board: 3 elected seats (2 additional seats will be appointed according to schedule)
* FESCo (Fedora Engineering Steering Committee): 5 elected seats
* FAmSCo (Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee): 4 elected seats
Full information about the committee elections, including the elections schedule, and links to where one may nominate, can be seen here:https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections
Additionally, the elections questionnaire is NOW OPEN for adding questions which will be posed to candidates for the listed groups. Following the closing of the questionnaire, candidates will be asked to answer questions relevant to the position for which they are seeking election. Questions may be added until May 23, 2013 (you guessed it - 23:59:59 UTC). Questions should be added here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections/Questionnaire
Further information regarding each body's election follows below. As always, I encourage everyone to consider serving in an elected seat, or to encourage others that they feel would represent Fedora well to run for election.
Finally: I'd like to send a special thank-you to Ankur Sinha for once again helping to coordinate elections and the elections schedule. Your work here is greatly appreciated!
== Fedora Board ==
This election cycle will fill three elected seats for the Board (seats E3, E4, and E5). Two appointed seats (A3 and A4) will also be filled this cycle.https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Board_nominationshttps://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Board/Electionshttps://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Board/History
== FESCo ==
This cycle will see candidates elected to five open seats in the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee. For information on the nominations and elections, see:https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FESCo_election_policyhttps://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Development/SteeringCommittee/Nominations
== FAmSCo ==
This election cycle will see candidates elected to fill four open seats on the Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee. For more information, refer to:https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAmSCo_election_ruleshttps://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAmSCo_electionshttps://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAmSCo_nominations