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Wikimedia press releases/The Wikimedia Foundation will be conducting its Board of Trustees elections

June 27, 2007

The Wikimedia Foundation will be conducting its Board of Trustees elections from June 28 until July 7, 2007 (UTC) in cooperation with Software in the Public Interest, Inc (SPI). Three successful candidates will be elected to the Board of Trustees for two-year terms, expiring in June 2009.

SPI has agreed to host the Wikimedia Board Election voting and also will be responsible for auditing the tally as a third party so as to ensure the neutrality of the forthcoming election. Michael Schultheiss, SPI Vice-President, will be responsible for server administration and the tally.

SPI was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1997 in the state of New York. Since then, it has become an umbrella organization for several free software projects including Debian, PostgreSQL, and Openoffice.org. For more information on SPI, visit http://www.spi-inc.org.

Editors from any Wikimedia project are eligible to vote provided that they have been a contributor to at least one Wikimedia project for three months prior to June 1, 2007 (as indicated by the date of the user's first edit), and must have completed at least 400 edits with the same account on the same project by June 1, 2007.

Biographies of each candidate are available in many languages. To view a biography of each candidate in English, visit: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Board_elections/2007/Candidates/en . Other language versions are also accessible from that page.

To cast your vote, visit the Wikimedia project on which you are active, sign on and follow the instructions at the top of each page. If the instructions do not appear, please contact an administrator on that Wikimedia project and ask for assistance.


Contacts:

Software in the Public Interest

board at spi-inc.org

Wikimedia Board Election Steering Committee

board-elections-l at lists.wikimedia.org