[PDB-gov] Call for candidates for initial Board of Directors

Chris Caputo secretary at peeringdb.com
Thu Nov 12 11:52:28 PST 2015

This is likely the last call for candidates for the initial Board of 

There are 12 candidates as of now:


The cut-off for candidacies, statements (max-300 words), revisions, and 
withdraws is November 14th 23:59:59 UTC 2015.

Amending the below:

 - The balloting and tabulation will be handled by BigPulse.com, employing
   Single Transferable Vote preference voting.

 - The secretary at peeringdb.com alias consists of Steven Feldman and 

Appreciation to the 8 folks who have tested the BigPulse ballot and 
provided feedback!


On Mon, 26 Oct 2015, Chris Caputo wrote:
> While discussion of the organizational documents continues, here is a call 
> for candidates for the initial Board of Directors for PeeringDB.
> Per the October 20th announcement:
>  - There will be elections for the initial Board of Directors. Candidacies 
>    along with max 300 word statements should be submitted to 
>    secretary at peeringdb.com prior to November 15th. Anyone can run for 
>    election to the initial Board.
>  - The interim Secretary (tentatively Chris Caputo) will send out ballots 
>    to pdb-gov on November 15th, with voting to happen through November 
>    30th. The org docs currently proscribe one ballot per member 
>    organization. The interim Secretary will break ties through public 
>    random means. The Secretary will not be eligible for election to the 
>    initial Board.
>  - The initial Board will decide on officers, per the tentative Bylaws. 
>    The draft documents will then be signed and filed.
> The most recent draft documents are up at:
>    https://www.caputo.com/pdb/
> The draft documents indicate 5 initial members of the Board of Directors. 
> These Directors will serve until the first annual meeting in April 2016.
> Board meetings and Member meetings will be held online/telephonically.
> The above dates are UTC. For example, candidates must submit their name 
> and maximum 300 word statement, as determined by POSIX "wc -w" command, by 
> November 14th 23:59:59 UTC 2015.
> A voter's guide containing the current list of candidates and statements, 
> sorted alphabetically by last name, will be kept updated at:
>    https://www.caputo.com/pdb/election.html
> Candidates may revise their statements until the November 15th UTC 
> cut-off. On November 15th UTC, ballots with candidate names and statements 
> will be emailed to pdb-gov at lists.peeringdb.com.
> Please submit your candidacy or questions/concerns to 
> secretary at peeringdb.com.  Note that email to secretary at peeringdb.com goes 
> to Chris Caputo, Patrick Gilmore and Richard Turkbergen.
> Discussion/questions/concerns also welcome on pdb-gov at lists.peeringdb.com.
> Chris

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