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From: Michiel van der Vlist (2:280/5555)
To: All
Date: Mon, 05.11.12 00:37
2012 FTSC Election, call for nominations
* Originally in FTSC
* Crossposted in FTSC_PUBLIC
* Crossposted in FN_SYSOP
* Crossposted in REGCON.EUR
* Crossposted in ENET.SYSOP
* Crossposted in BNL.ALGEMEEN

2012 FTSC election, call for nominations
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An election for FTSC standing members starts on Sunday 4th of November
2011 at 20:00 UTC.

As per FTA-1000.002 the number of FTSC members should be no less than
7 and no more than 30. Of the present 17 members, 8 of them had their
term expire this year. That leaves room for a maximum of 30-(17-8)=21
members to be (re)elected.


From FTA-1001.007

3.2 FTSC Standing Members
-------------------------

FTSC members are appointed for a two year renewable term. [50 % of
appointments on initial formation of the FTSC shall be for a 3 year
renewable term, to ensure continuity of the Committee on expiry of
the terms.]

To be selected as a FTSC member, an individual must be a Fidonet
node, and should be actively involved in Fidonet. Examples include
having put out a Fidonet-related product or having updated a product
in the preceding two years, or having experience as a Coordinator,
Echomail Coordinator or mail or file Hub.

Standing members may be nominated Fidonet-wide by all of the
following methods:

1. Any RC.
2. A nominating committee established for the purpose by the FTSC.
3. A nominating committee established for the purpose by the ZCC.

A nominating committee may not consist of any current member or
officer of the FTSC.

Standing members are appointed on the basis of a vote by all RCs
who are nodelisted as holding those positions at the time the
nominations are published. A successful candidate must receive
approval by a majority of votes.

Publication of the nomination and the voting procedure, and posting
of RC votes, shall take place openly in the FTSC_PUBLIC echo, and
voting shall close three weeks after publication of the vote.


The status of RC's will be determined by nodelist.309 for Z2
and for the other zones by nodelist.307 as issued by the ZC in the
zone where they reside.

All RCs and members of the nominating committee are hereby
invited to nominate members. Nominations may be posted in the
FTSC_PUBLIC echo or in netmail/e-mail to the FTSC adminstrator.
(2:2/20, 2:280/5555 or administrator at ftsc dot org) Nominations
received by netmail or e-mail will be posted in FTSC_PUBLIC.

Nominations start at Sunday, 4 November 2011. 20:00 UTC and end at
Sunday 18 November 2011, 20:00 UTC.

Nominators are advised to sound out prospective nominees before
filing a nomination. There is little or no point in nominating
someone that has not shown interest and expressed willingness to
accept.

Note to candidates: The main task of the FTSC is to document current
practise. Contrary to what the name suggests, the FTSC does not create
standards out of the blue. Current Fidonet practise evolves and when
it has stabilized, it may become a standard through FTSC documentation.
Also, the FTSC is not an enforcement body. Those who wish to join the
FTSC in order to "engineer Fidonet" may be in for a disappointment.
Our main job is that of a clerk. We write the technical manual, we do
not design the machine. To avoid disappointment, sysops interested in
joining the FTSC are strongly advised to read the following documents:

http://ftsc.org/docs/fta-1000.002
http://ftsc.org/docs/fta-1001.007


Michiel van der Vlist
FTSC Administrator


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