A R T I C L E S
2018 FTSC election, call for nominations
An election for FTSC standing members starts on Sunday 27th of
January 2019 at 20:00 UTC.
As per FTA-1000.002 the number of FTSC members should be no less than
7 and no more than 30. Presently there are 8 FTSC members. That leaves
room for a maximum of 30-8=22 members to be elected.
3.2 FTSC Standing Members
FTSC members are appointed for a two year renewable term. [50 % of
appointments on initial formation of the FTSC shall be for a 3 year
renewable term, to ensure continuity of the Committee on expiry of
To be selected as a FTSC member, an individual must be a Fidonet
node, and should be actively involved in Fidonet. Examples include
having put out a Fidonet-related product or having updated a product
in the preceding two years, or having experience as a Coordinator,
Echomail Coordinator or mail or file Hub.
Standing members may be nominated Fidonet-wide by all of the
1. Any RC.
2. A nominating committee established for the purpose by the FTSC.
3. A nominating committee established for the purpose by the ZCC.
A nominating committee may not consist of any current member or
officer of the FTSC.
Standing members are appointed on the basis of a vote by all RCs
who are nodelisted as holding those positions at the time the
nominations are published. A successful candidate must receive
approval by a majority of votes.
Publication of the nomination and the voting procedure, and posting
of RC votes, shall take place openly in the FTSC_PUBLIC echo, and
voting shall close three weeks after publication of the vote.
The status of RC's will be determined by nodelist.025 of this year by
the list as issued by the ZC in the zone where they reside.
All RCs and members of a nominating committee are hereby
invited to nominate members. Nominations must be posted in the
Nominations start at Sunday, 27 January 2019, 20:00 UTC and end at
Sunday, 10 February 2019, 20:00 UTC.
Nominators are advised to sound out prospective nominees before
filing a nomination. There is little or no point in nominating
someone that has not shown interest and expressed willingness to
Note to candidates: The main task of the FTSC is to document current
practise. Contrary to what the name suggests, the FTSC does not create
standards out of the blue. Current Fidonet practise evolves and when
it has stabilized, it may become a standard through FTSC documentation.
Also, the FTSC is not an enforcement body. Those who wish to join the
FTSC in order to "engineer Fidonet" may be in for a disappointment.
Our main job is that of a clerk. We write the technical manual, we do
not design the machine. To avoid disappointment, sysops interested in
joining the FTSC are strongly advised to read the following documents:
FTSC Election Coordinator
FIDOGAZETTE Vol 13 No 05 Page 3 January 30, 2019
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