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DarrenHill was voting admin, as his seat was not up for re-election.

Nomination notice

The following notice posted on the Team Kodi private forum, and linked to in an e-mail to all Foundation members, to give due notice about the election and to collect nominations. The Foundation bylaws state that at least ten days must be given for a notice about member decisions such as an election, which served as the nomination period.

Nominations for the XBMC Foundation Board Elections 2019", as written by DarrenHill

Hi everybody.

It's September and we have DevCon coming up, meaning it's time for XBMC Foundation board elections again.

This year board member seats up for election are: Martijn and Kib. Seats not up for election are Keith, lrusak and DarrenHill (me)

The rules are pretty simple:

1. Any team member can nominate, but the nominee must be a member of the Foundation*. 2. You're allowed to nominate multiple people if you wish. 3. The nominated member has the option to accept or decline their nomination. 4. Only foundation members will be able to vote. * 5. If a person has already been nominated, please don't nominate them again.

Please make sure to keep your nominations simple and clear. Eg:

Nominate: <member> Motivation: I would like to nominate <member> for the XBMC Foundation Board because <motivation>

In case you're nominated, please reply with something like.. "Thank you. I accept my nomination. <motivation>" or "No, thanks. I decline my nomination. <Optional motivation>"

The second post in this thread wil be updated with a list of members and the nomination status on a regular basis, so you don't have to crawl through all posts/pages to check.

The nomination period is 21 days starting today and will end on September 23rd. Actual voting will begin after that and will close during DevCon (11th October), where the results will be announced.

The actual starting date for the new board seats will be in November, when we would like to have a joint meeting with the old and new board members as a smooth hand-over and to welcome the new board members.

  • If you'd like to vote in the election, you need to be accepted as a foundation member and affirm the by-laws of the foundation. 

You can do so here or by emailing me: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=335025  If you are not sure whether you are a Foundation member, please check this thread as well.


Voting started on Tuesday 24th September 2019 and ended on Friday 11th October 2019 using the Condorcet Internet Voting Service with a ranking scale, https://civs.cs.cornell.edu/

Individual e-mail addresses from Foundation members were entered into the CIVS ballot and mailed each Foundation member with a unique voting key url. This also served as the notice for the start of the voting period.

A second notice was given out outside of the CVIS system in order to reduce the chance of someone accidentally not receiving a voting notice. Voting notices can be sent out again, but voting keys are generated based on e-mail addresses and thus prevent double voting.

The following description was used for the ballot:

Voting to fill the two board seats up for election this year.
Final list of confirmed nominees
  • jjd-uk
  • yol
  • ronie


29 Foundation members voted. The top two ranked become board members effective October 2019. Ronie and yol were elected as board members.

Results page: https://civs.cs.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/results.pl?id=E_5baf8df362fa250c&rkey=9b4a628ce74e3e16

  1. ronie (Condorcet winner: wins contests with all other choices)
  2. yol
  3. jjd-uk