As a community we have institutional membership of TUG paid for by StackOverflow. (Thanks to StackOverflow for this support and to Stefan Kottwitz for the initial idea!) The membership entitles us to nominate eight people to benefit directly from this, receiving copies of TUGBoat and so on. As in previous years, the aim of this question is to solicit nominations for those places.
In the first stage, I would like to ask for nominations for the places. Nominations should be made by posting an answer here with any reasoning you like, then immediately deleting the answer. In a second stage, I will undelete all of the answers to allow the community to vote: any 'stray' votes before the second phase will be ignored. Nominations can be made by the 'candidate' themselves or you can nominate someone else. In the latter situation the mod team will check that the nominee is happy to appear in the 'ballot'.
There is no restriction on standing in the ballot beyond needing to be a member of TeX-sx as-of this morning (0900 GMT on 2017-02-07). In particular, the aim of the memberships here is to allow TeX knowledge to be disseminated: candidates do not have to have 'strong' TeX knowledge, 'community standing' or similar.
The first phase (nominations) will run until 2200 GMT on 2017-02-11, after which there will be a five day voting phase. In the event of a tie in votes, the mod team will decide which name goes forward. The mod team may also include additional names if at the end of the voting process there are fewer than eight nominees with positive scores.
The voting phase is open until 2200 GMT on 2017-02-16. Additional nominations may be added during this phase. At the end of this period the top eight names will be passed to the StackOverflow staff. (Note: at the time of writing there are nominations which have not been made 'active' as the nominees have not yet confirmed they are happy to go forward.)
At the end of the voting period the tallies were
- cfr 21
- CarLaTeX 19
- Przemysław Scherwentke 18
- Steven B. Segletes 16
- Gustavo Mezzetti 16
- Sašo Živanović 16
- Sam Carter 13
- Zarko 12
- Jan 11
With eight places available, Jan misses out (sorry) and the others are selected: we will let the staff know.