GNOME Foundation Reducing Board Size 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 2005, some Foundation members discussed a possible reduction of size of the GNOME Foundation board of directors. The discussion took place on After much discussion, a petition was made to request a referendum. More than 10% of the Membership signed the petition.

Reducing Board Size Referendum Results:

Should the board size be reduced from its current 11 directors to 7 directors?

188 members voted for this referendum. The repartition of the votes is:

yes (117 votes)
no (70 votes)

blank votes: 1

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