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Django Software Foundation calls for board nominations

After many years of service to the Django Software Foundation (DSF), Jacob Kaplan-Moss has expressed a desire to stand down from his position on the DSF board.

Jacob was one of the founding members of the DSF board, and served as the President of the DSF from it's conception until June 2010. The Django Software Foundation would like to thank Jacob for his many years of diligent service.

Jacob won't be going too far - he will continue to be a BDFL and contributor to the Django code base; he will also continue as a the infrastructure coordinator for the DSF.

As a result of Jacob's resignation, the DSF is calling for nominations for a replacement board member.

Formal nominations for the open board seat may be made by any DSF member. If you're not a DSF member, and you've got an idea of someone you'd like to see on the DSF board, feel free to suggest the name - if someone in the official membership agrees with you, they can formally propose that name for nomination.

What does a DSF board member do? DSF board members are expected to participate in a monthly board teleconference, and follow up on any activities generated by that teleconference. Depending on the business presented to the board, this may result in additional work over the course of the month. The work will usually be administrative and organisational in nature -- for example, representing the board in legal discussions, or liaising with groups performing work on the DSF's behalf.

The call for nominees closes at 1200 UTC on November 11.

Of course, if you'd like to be involved in the formal nomination and voting process, you need to be a member of the DSF. Developer members are individuals appointed by the DSF board in recognition of their service to the Django community. Corporate members are those that have contributed financially to the DSF. If you are interested in becoming a corporate member of the DSF, you can find out more on our corporate membership page.

If you've got any other questions about the board election process, please get in touch.

Posted by Russell Keith-Magee on October 21, 2012