GNOME Foundation Anonymous Voting Referendum

Any member of the GNOME Foundation can suggest a referendum. To be accepted, a request for a referendum must be endorsed by 10% of the Membership. The overall referendum process is overseen by the Membership and Elections Committee, which can be reached at

In September 2003, the board discussed a possible move toward an anonymous voting scheme for the annual GNOME Foundation board of directors elections and brought it to the members on After much discussion, it was agreed that there was significant objection to this so that the GNOME Foundation should hold a referendum to decide whether future elections should use an anonymous voting mechanism.

The results from the Anonymous Voting referendum are archived here for public access.

Anonymous Voting Referendum Materials: