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Nominations to Run for the 2011 Board of Directors
According to the Bylaws, nominees for the Board of Directors must either be a current member of an FC chapter or currently serving on the Board.
Reminder, nominations close at Midnight PDT on April 10, 2011. See the rest of the calendar on the main Election page.
Nominations are accepted through April 10. Between April 11 and April 17, candidates will answer questions from the community and participate in one live Q/A session.
Chapters will receive e-vote tokens by email on April 18th, and must cast their votes by April 30. The results will be announced on May 1.
How to nominate someone
- Contact that person.
- Edit this page and copy-paste the template below.
- Complete the information to reflect your nominee.
What to do if you are nominated
- Wait for your sponsor to add you to this page.
- Update the Bio and Statement sections below your name.
List of Nominees
(in alphabetical order, by last name)
Last Name, First Name, Chapter
- Nominated by ...
Piccirillo, Danny, Hampshire
- Nominated by Parker Phinney
Danny Piccirillo is a freshman at Hampshire College and is deeply interested in issues concerning the control and distribution of information, especially as it relates to free speech, art, and feminism. He has been involved with free culture and free software for years, mainly with promoting projects and local advocacy work. During high school he was heavily involved with Ubuntu, and raised over $2000 USD to fund his own project-- hosting a booth at the Anime Boston convention to showcase Ubuntu, free software, and free cultural works such as Elephant's Dream and the Morevna Project. He also compiled LibrePlanet's software freedom activism guide which could be expanded to apply to free culture in general. During 2010 he worked for the Free Software Foundation as a Summer intern, and he continues volunteering regularly. He also likes volunteering at conferences and has helped at Students for Free culture 2011, LibrePlanet 2010 & 2011, The Next Hope, Open video Conference, and National Conference for Media Reform.
I'd love to help serve on the board to address the biggest weakness I see in the movement: making free culture easy to understand and accessible. It seems that many important organizations like SFC, FSF, etc mostly reach out to people who are already interested and aware of the issues at hand (though they're getting much better!). I envision making changes that would make the website more welcoming for newcomers, providing more introductory information and streamlining the process of starting local/student chapters, as well as making promotional materials accessible for people to remix, translate, and share. I would also like to see SFC become a registered 501(c)3 organization, perhaps with an employee ho worked as a community liaison to help start new local and student chapters.