A year is almost over and the next Jenkins election period is coming up.
We already had five successful editions in a row, and I want us to continue on that path.
This is a tremendous opportunity for community members to influence the direction of the project.
We are excited to announce the 2023 Jenkins Governance Board and officer elections!
The nomination and voter registration period is now open.
Nominations can be submitted for two governance board positions, and all five officer positions (Security, Events, Release, Infrastructure, and Documentation).
During the registration period, we invite community members to nominate candidates by sending a message to the election-committee group.
In your message, please include the name of the nominee, the specific position and your reasons for nominating that person.
The nomination period ends on October 27.
Nominees will be notified, and asked to confirm that they are interested in running as a candidate.
The list of candidates will be announced on November 06.
Anyone can nominate anyone as a candidate.
Many thanks to Oleg Nenashev and Mark Waite for serving on the Jenkins Governance Board.
We also want to thank Damien Duportal as Infrastructure Lead, Wadeck Follonier as Security Officer, Alyssa Tong as Events Officer, Tim Jacomb as Release Officer, and Kevin Martens as Documentation Officer for all of their work over the last term.
- Nomination of candidates (September 18 - October 27)
- Voter registration (September 18 - November 05)
- Voting (November 06 - December 1)
- Results announcement (December 11)
Participation in the election process requires registering an account here, on the Jenkins community forums and at least one contribution made before September 1, 2023.
When registering, you can use an existing GitHub account or create a new account specifically for Jenkins community forums.
We ask all community members who are interested in voting, and meet the requirements, to join the election-voter-2023 group during the registration period.
Previous elections utilized their groups, so joining the election-voter-2023 group is required for participation.
We have decided to trust participants and not require that you provide evidence of contribution as part of your voter registration.
We reserve the right to ban any account from the election process if we identify abuse.
Once registration is over, a list of email addresses will be sent to the Condorcet Internet Voting Service.
As shown on the Participate and Contribute page, there are many different way to contribute to Jenkins. You can contribute by:
- Connecting with the community
- Joining or organizing a meetup
- Contributing code to Jenkins
- Helping Jenkins users
- Translating Jenkins resources
- Testing Jenkins core and plugins
- Contributing to Jenkins documentation
- Creating art or updating the Jenkins UI
- Reviewing open pull requests
- Donating to Jenkins
All contributions to Jenkins and its community are welcome
On November 06, candidates will be announced, and all registered voters will be notified by email to participate using the Condorcet Voting System.
Registration to vote closes on November 05.
All votes must be submitted by December 1.
As soon as the votes are counted, the results will be published.
The new term starts on December 11, when the newly elected members transition to their roles.
If you are new to Jenkins elections, unfamiliar with the CIVS and discourse or feel overwhelmed with the process, don’t worry, we got you covered. We published a step-by-step guide, outlining how to to join the election-voter-2023, activate your CIVS account and cast your vote.
If you still encounter issues or need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact the election committee.
Thank you, as always, and don’t forget to register to vote by December 1!