As you probably know, the next LT elections are coming up in a bit less than a year – the plan is to hold elections around August 2021. Half the current LT seats will be up for re-election.
The current election process is documented in our wiki at https://github.com/zeek/zeek/wiki/Zeek-Project--Leadership-Team----Process-and-Description. It was first used in the 2020 election. In a nutshell, the current process allows community members to nominate themselves (or someone else) for a seat on the LT. After contacting all the nominees, the LT publishes the list of nominations and encourages the community to provide testimonials for the nominees. The current LT then votes on the candidates.
For the 2022 election the LT wants to update the above mentioned LT Process and Description document. As described in the document, we are hereby seeking community input.
Specifically, the LT Process and Description currently states that we want to have an open community election starting with the 2022 election.
The LT discussed this in the last few meetings. It is the opinion of the LT that at the current time there is not yet a sufficient number of community-led groups to have a meaningful broader voting process. Hence, we propose to remove the sentences that refer to changing the election process for the 2022 and following elections, keeping the current voting process. A future LT can revisit this topic, once there are more active members in community-led groups.
If you have any feedback about this change, please let us know within the next four weeks (by 2021-12-15), either by responding to this message, by mailing the LT at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mailing me directly.
Johanna Amann (for the Zeek LT)