OpenJDK Governing Board 2020 Election: Nominations Please

Andrew Hughes gnu.andrew at
Fri Mar 6 08:45:43 UTC 2020

On 02/03/2020 19:30, Iris Clark wrote:
> The OpenJDK Governing Board oversees the structure and operation of the
> OpenJDK Community [1].  It has two At-Large Members who serve for a term of
> one calendar year, nominally starting on the first day of April each year [2].
> The two-week nomination period for candidates to fill those seats is now open.
> It will end at 23:00 UTC on Monday, 16 March 2020 [3].
> During this time any OpenJDK Member [4] may nominate an individual who does
> not currently hold an appointed Governing Board seat to fill one of the
> At-Large seats.  That individual need not already be an OpenJDK Member.  An
> OpenJDK Member may make more than one such nomination.
> To nominate someone, send an e-mail message to members at
> with the subject line "GB Nomination: $NAME", where $NAME is the full name of
> the person you're nominating.  Use the body of the message to make the best
> case you can for your nominee.
> Nominees must accept their nominations by the start of voting.  Those who do
> accept will be invited to submit short candidate statements to be posted on
> the election page [5].
> Voting will start on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 and run for two weeks.  All
> OpenJDK Members as of the start of the voting period will be eligible to vote.
> Detailed information on voting logistics will be available shortly.
> Iris
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]
> [5]

Is it possible to make the start of voting a week later?

Given this announcement was not made until late on the 2nd of March
(19:30 GMT), and nomination to the OpenJDK members group needs a two
week voting period, this makes it nearly impossible for someone seeing
this announcement to become a member prior to the start of voting.

For example, Martin Doerr was nominated yesterday [0] and the close of
voting on this nomination will be two days *after* the start of the GB
voting period, thus making him ineligible.

Andrew :)

Senior Free Java Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc. (

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