On Wed, 2012-11-28 at 13:16 -0500, Robert Schweikert wrote:
On 11/28/2012 11:12 AM, Kostas Koudaras wrote:
Hi Just to be sure, would it be easy to tell to us who of those guys
SUSE employees and whom are not since afaik we vote one SUSE
and one from community, right?
Yes and no. Only one of the 2 available seats my be occupied by a SUSE employee, to stay within the 40% rule. However, both seats could be won by community members that are not SUSE employees. Thus, you are not "really splitting" your vote.
To further clarify, the rule is for 40% of ANY company. So, SUSE technically shouldn't be singled out here. If say, for example, we have three candidates who are employed by the ABC Company, then only two of them could be on the Board if all three won an election.
And that 40% is ONLY for elected members of the Board. The chairman of the board is not beholden to that rule. He or she is appointed by SUSE. So you could have two (40%) elected board members PLUS 1 appointed board member from SUSE.
So, it would be meaningless to set up a voting procedure where you vote for one employee and one non-employee because theoretically everybody is employed somewhere.
As a voter, you may vote for as many candidates from the same company as you wish (up to the number of votes you are allowed.) What matters is the overall count of votes from the entire electorate.
Hope that helps, Bryen M Yunashko