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Title Trustee 2017 Election
ID trustees-201707
Election Officials Dilfridge, User:ulm, NeddySeagoon
Infra Contact(s) Jmbsvicetto
Voting eligibility cutoff 2017/07/05
Nomination period 2017/07/05 0000h UTC — 2017/07/26 0000h UTC
Voting period 2017/07/27 0000h UTC — 2017/08/17 0000h UTC


We're pleased to present you the elected Gentoo Trustees members for the 2017/2019 term:

* Michael Palimaka (kensington)
* Daniel Campbell (zlg)
* Alice Ferrazzi (alicef)

The complete Board of Trustees for the 2016/2017 term is:

* Alice Ferrazzi (alicef)
* David Abbott (dabbott)
* Daniel Campbell (zlg)
* Matthew Thode (prometheanfire)
* Michael Palimaka (kensington)

We published the master ballot file. This file contains all submitted ballots. Each of this ballots can be identified using a confirmation ID. Every person who voted in this election was mailed their ID by one of election officials. If you haven't received your ID, please contact one of election officials to provide you with that information. Using this ID and master ballot file people who voted can verify that their votes were included during counting votes.

We also published the full countify script output so you can check how the whole vote counting was done.

Gentoo Trustees 201707 full ranked list of candidates

* Michael Palimaka (kensington)
* Daniel Campbell (zlg)
* Alice Ferrazzi (alicef)
* Francisco Blas Izquierdo Riera (klondike)

Election turnout

In this election, the following were the total of eligible voters that have voted:

  • Total voters: 91
  • Submitted ballots: 44
  • Current turnout: 48.352%

Election rules

Nominations must be made by posting to gentoo-nfp@l.g.o
Only Foundation members may be nominated.
Only Foundation members may vote - check the list of members .

Trustees serve a two year term and retire by rotation every year. This year, Alec Warner (antarus), Robin H. Johnson (robbat2) and Sven Vermeulen (swift) retire by rotation.

The purpose of this election is thus to choose three members for the Gentoo Foundation Board of Trustees. More information about their roles and duties can be found in Gentoo Foundation Charter. Archives of the gentoo-nfp mailing list contain most recent information about progress of this election. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the election officials.


Legend: accepted (green), reply pending (grey), declined (red)

Name Manifesto Council Trustee Comrel QA Acceptance
alicef accepted
kensington accepted
klondike accepted
zlg accepted
mrueg no response
ryao no response
soap no response
amynka declined
bircoph declined
k_f declined
mgorny declined
mudler declined
neddyseagoon declined
patrick declined
rich0 declined

If you think you see a mistake in this table, please contact the election officials.


All nominations must be sent to the gentoo-nfp mailing list. If you were nominated and want to run, you have to accept your nomination on the same mailing list.

  • Gentoo Board of Trustees is composed of five elected members.
  • Elections happen every year and need to be completed before the AGM in August.
  • There should be at least three election officials plus at least one person assigned from Gentoo Infrastructure project to handle their side of the election. Officials are allowed to vote in the election but they aren't allowed to run in it. They are selected by the current Board of Trustees.
  • There's one month for nominations and one month for voting. In special cases current Board of Trustees may decide to shorten that period. Anyone can nominate.
  • All Gentoo Foundation members may vote but only members of age above 18 are allowed to run (legal requirement). To run in the election, a person has to be nominated on the gentoo-nfp mailing list and personally accept that nomination on the same list.
  • Members who are active Gentoo developers vote using votify script on
  • Members who aren't active Gentoo developers should mail their GPG-signed ballot files to election officials who will verify authenticity of those and pass them to infra so they are taken into account while counting votes. Special care should be taken to ensure the ballot is signed by the GPG key in the Foundation records.
  • After voting period is over, all election officials verify results provided by Infrastructure project member assigned to the election and then post them to the gentoo-nfp mailing list.

Information for Voters

Those who are eligible to vote in this election are all current Gentoo Foundation members.

How do I cast my vote for this election?

After polls are open, Eligible current Gentoo developers should login to and run the following commands, in the order specified.

  • votify --new trustees-201707 — This creates a new ballot in your homedir.
  • Edit the .ballot-trustees-201707 file and rank the candidates.
  • Once you're sure, run votify --verify trustees-201707 to check the validity of the ballot.
  • If that goes through fine, the next and final step is to submit your vote using votify --submit trustees-201707
  • In case you're stuck, detailed help can be accessed by using votify --help or feel free to drop by #gentoo-elections (webchat) on the Libera.Chat IRC network. If you think you are eligible to vote, but cannot, please contact one of the officials.
  • Grab a coffee or a beer, have fun, sit back and enjoy the show...until the results are announced.

The remaining Foundation members, should email their ballot to the election officials, to signing the mail with their GPG key on record with the Gentoo Foundation.