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Announcing the First openSUSE Board

November 8th, 2007 by

The openSUSE board has been setup to lead the overall project. The board will: act as a central point of contact, help resolve conflicts, communicate community interests to Novell, facilitate communication with all areas of the community, and facilitate decision making processes where needed.

The board should provide guidance and support existing governance structures, but shouldn’t direct or control development, since community mechanisms exist to accomplish the goals of the project. The board should document decisions and policies.

The initial board has been appointed by Novell — in the future, the board members will be elected by the community and the chair person appointed by Novell. One of the missions of the board is to define a process to elect the next board.

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openSUSE Guiding Principles Take Effect

November 8th, 2007 by

It’s official: the openSUSE project Guiding Principles are now in force. The Guiding Principles are a framework for the project and give everyone a clear view of who we are, what we stand for, what the project wants and how it works. The Guiding Principles document was created by the openSUSE community and is embraced by Novell – the founder and largest sponsor of the openSUSE project. This important document will help ensure the success and continued progress of the project. Along with the Guiding Principles, we are also launching the openSUSE Board to offer a central point of contact to the community and make community participation in project governance easier. The openSUSE Board consists of both external community members and community members employed by Novell .

We encourage all to support the Guiding Principles here. Create your profile and support the Guiding Principles.

We want to especially thank all contributors to the Guiding Principles, and last but not least, all community members who make the openSUSE project such a success.

Have a lot of fun!

Adrian Schröter
Andreas Jaeger
Benjamin Weber
Cornelius Schumacher
Federico Mena Quintero
Francis Giannaros
Gerald Pfeifer
Jeff Jaffe
Justin Steinman
Klaas Freitag
Martin Lasarsch
Martin Schlander
Michael Löffler
Pascal Bleser
Roger Levy