Forum OpenACS Q&A: Spring 2006 OCT Elections: Procedure and Call for Nominations

The OCT (OpenACS Core Team) terms of Joel Aufrecht, Rocael Hernández, Caroline Meeks, Malte Sussdorff are expiring. This means that 4 seats on OCT are up for election.
There are 9 total seats, roughly half of which are up for election every six months.
For more detail please see the OpenACS governance page
and also TIP #22.
Those elected will serve one year terms.

Voters and Nominations

The 5 OCT members elected Nov 3, 2005,
CVS committers and
anyone who has posted at least twice to the forums in 90 days to 25 Apr may vote. With the exception of the 5 OCT members whose terms are not expiring, these same persons are eligible be candidates for OCT, and may nominate others for this election.

Current OCT members (Joel, Rocael, Caroline and Malte) are automatically nominated. (Please post here if you decline the nomination.) For others, two nominations are required to be on the ballot. Nomination takes place by posting on this thread.

Timetable

(All times are Midnight UTC on the day mentioned.)

Now: Nominations open.

Mon 8 May 2006: Nominations close. Preliminary ballot is published.

Sun 14 May 2006: Ballot is frozen at 23:00 UTC (those who have declined nomination are deleted). Voting begins at Midnight UTC.

Sat 27 May 2006: Voting ends.

Procedure

Voting will take place on the openacs.org site, at a URL to be announced in this thread and in its own thread on the OpenACS Q&A forum.
Please request notification on this thread using the link at the top of the page.

Let the Nominations begin!

I decline the automatic nomination. Good luck to all nominees!
Can I nominate Hamilton Chua? I am not a committer or active poster anymore.
I would like to nominate Gustaf Neumann.

I second Hamilton Chua too.

I respectfully decline but thanks very much for the nomination :-)
I second Gustaf's nomination.
I nominate Frank Bergmann
Folks, the rules linked to from the governance page above state: "Nominations do not require seconds."

Therefore I don't need to second Brian's nomination of Frank Bergmann, above. :)

I nominate Rocael Hernandez =)
I would like to nominate Eduardo Pérez