Linux Foundation 2020 Technical Advisory Board election: call for nominations

From: Jonathan Corbet
Date: Mon Aug 03 2020 - 17:36:27 EST

The election for the Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board (TAB) will
be held virtually during the 2020 Kernel Summit and Linux Plumbers
Conference, August 24-28 2020. Nominations for candidates interested in
serving on the TAB are currently being sought.

The TAB serves as the interface between the kernel development community
and the Linux Foundation, advising the Foundation on kernel-related
matters, helping member companies learn to work with the community, and
working to resolve community-related problems before they get out of hand.
We also support the Code of Conduct committee in their mission.

Over the last year, matters tended to by the TAB include proposals for
developer workflow improvement, overseeing the Linux Plumbers Conference,
moving toward more inclusive terminology in the kernel, and more. Minutes
from TAB meetings can be found here:

The board has ten members, one of whom sits on the Linux Foundation board
of directors. Half of the board (five members) is elected every year to
serve a two-year term. The members whose terms are expiring this year are:

Chris Mason (chair)
Dan Williams
Kees Cook
Laura Abbott
Olof Johansson

The remaining members' terms will expire in 2021:

Greg Kroah-Hartman
Jonathan Corbet
Sasha Levin
Steven Rostedt
Ted Ts'o

Anyone is eligible to stand for election; simply send your nomination to:


With your nomination, please include a short (<= 200 words) candidate
statement focusing on why you are running and what you hope to accomplish
on the TAB. We will be collecting these statements and making them publicly

The deadline for receiving nominations is 9:00AM GMT-4 (US/Eastern) on
August 24 (the first day of Kernel Summit). Due to the use of
electronic voting, this will be a hard deadline!

As always, please let us know if you have questions (the TAB can be reached
at tech-board@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx), and please do consider running.