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This page is for the election of the Fourteenth Board of Directors of HCoop, Inc. Nominations shall be done in our usual wiki style. Voting shall be done through the HCoop portal. You may see last year's election results at Election2017 or summarized on the BoardOfDirectors website.
This election is governed by articles 3 and 4 of our HcoopBylaws. All current members in good standing may vote for three candidates to replace the three outgoing board members in classes 1 and 3, whose terms expires on April 11, 2018. These seats are currently occupied by ClintonEbadi, JackHill, and RobinTempleton. LenoreRamm and KevinEverets, in board class 2, have one year remaining on their terms.
Please list candidates to nominate below. You may nominate any current HCoop members, including yourself. Please list candidate names alphabetically by last name, and list your own name as the nominator.
Nominations may continue until March 31, 2018, 11:59 PM UTC. Voting on all candidates who have accepted their nominations shall begin on April 4, 2018 at midnight UTC and continue for one week through April 11, 2018 at midnight UTC.
StephenMichel by himself
2. Candidate Acceptances
When accepting, please include a statement for why you are running, or a note that one exists elsewhere on the wiki
StephenMichel. I'm running because I believe, or want to believe, that by organizing democratically and working cooperatively, we can provide an independent alternative to giant corporate hosting providers. My main goal is to help take some administrative duties off of ClintonEbadi's shoulders so he can focus on (long-overdue) improvements to our infrastructure. I think it's important to be reasonable about bandwidth and not planning too far in the future, so I don't have any other concrete plans. However, if I do end up with spare time, I'm also interested in outreach to expand coop membership and offering additional coop-wide services (like gitlab, nextcloud, possibly matrix).
DavorOcelic From the technical perspective, I plan on helping with some of the long-standing plans that would increase overall attractiveness of HCoop, such as migrating to a cheaper/better hosting, re-enabling mail protocol on port 80 (mail80.hcoop.net), adding dynamic DNS service, and enabling Kerberos authentication via SSH keys"
3. Candidate Non-Acceptances
JackHill I've been on the board for three years, and am excited to see some new (and returning) people running. In my free time I hope to help out with more sysadmin tasks for the coöp and work on other computing endeavors (maybe I can start a Haskell users group).