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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 2021", as written by DarrenHill

It's already September, meaning it's time for the yearly [url=https://kodi.tv/about/xbmc-foundation]XBMC Foundation[/url] board elections again.

Due to his actual work commitments, Learningit has requested to resign his seat on the board early. With regret, the board have accepted his request and so his seat is also up for nomination.

This year board member seats up for election are: Yol, Ronie and Learningit. Seats not up for election are Keith 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: [quote] Nominate: <member> Motivation: I would like to nominate <member> for the XBMC Foundation Board because <motivation> [/quote]

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

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 1 month starting today and will end on October 16th. Actual voting will begin after that and will be closed a couple of weeks later (if a vote is required) Once the voting is over, the results will be announced in this thread as well as though a team email.

The actual starting date for the new board seats will be in November, when we would like to have a joint online 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.

Details on applying to join the Foundation are at: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=335025 (Click here to join the Foundation)

A list of all foundation members can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yy_gPbZPGeJUG5GDcZZScek7mEY-EdY0xY0UJaJRPHE (Foundation member list - only accessible to Google accounts logged in using your Kodi address).


Voting started on Tuesday 16th October 2021 and ended on Saturday 6th November 2021 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:

Elections for the Kodi Foundation Board for 2021.

We have 4 candidates for the 3 available seats, so please select your preference for who should take the seats.

Voting is available to all Kodi Foundation members, and will end just before the team meeting on 6th November.

The results will be announced during that meeting.

Final list of confirmed nominees
  • da-anda
  • yol
  • ronie
  • phunkyfish


24 Foundation members voted. The top three ranked become board members effective November 2021. Da-anda, Ronie and yol were elected as board members.

Results page: https://civs1.civs.us/cgi-bin/results.pl?id=E_3a8f50794fc75de6

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