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The Board Election 2012

November 13th, 2012 by

This years openSUSE Election Committee is in the pleasant position to announce the 2012 Board elections[0].

The timeline we decided for this year election is the following:

November 13th (Phase 0)
- Announcement of the openSUSE Board election for 2012.
- Start of 2 week period to apply for an openSUSE membership (in order to vote).
- Start of 2 week phase to stand for a position in the openSUSE Board.

November 27th
- Notification of intent to run, and application for an openSUSE membership close (end of phase 0).

November 28th (Phase 1)
- Start of 1 week campaign for the candidates before the ballots open (campaign might be done until ballots close).

December 5th (Phase 2)
- Ballots open

December 16th
- Ballots close (end of phase 2)

December 17th
- Announcement of the results

So, if you want to participate in the openSUSE board and influence the future direction of the project please stand up and announce your candidacy. If you want to vote for the candidates, please make sure your openSUSE membership [1] is approved. If you are a contributor of openSUSE but you are not a member yet, apply for membership now[2] and be a part of the changes to come.

For the openSUSE Board will be 2 seats to be elected, each for a 2 year term.

If you have any questions about the election or the board’s tasks, please contact the election commitee (election-officials@opensuse.org) or the board (board@opensuse.org).

With Honour
This year Election Committee
Bryen M Yunashko
Izabel Valverde
Thomas Schmidt

[0] http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Board_election
[1] http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Members
[2] http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Membership_officials#Process

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2 Responses to “The Board Election 2012”

  1. Hi !

    I have translated this into spanish for spanish speakers community!!
    Check it out:
    - http://victorhckinthefreeworld.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/opensuse-elecciones-al-consejo-2012/

    And good luck everyone! ;)

  2. The Opensuse Project is about freely giving away a vastly superior operating system and many many applications in our O/S software and the freedom for anyone to enhance the project.
    Primarily we are an O/S and Apps Development group of committed members to improve our product.

    As such, as in all software development is a review of what we have enhanced, what needs fixing and the quality and stability of our Project. Huge numbers of mostly unsung coders, beautifully smooth and bug fix applications; often without reward and often without thanks, as we are committed to our ethos.

    A few years ago after every new release, most contributors of the release received a free boxed set of OpenSuse Release x.
    I would like the board to consider re-establishing this small reward.

    On another tack as we are mostly all involved in development there is no Bugzilla Link that contains a table with numbers of Bugs, New Bugs and those corrected and those that remain uncorrected for the last few Release Versions of OpenSuse.

    Another Bugzilla link displayed the number of bugs by priority, their status of either fixed and those still pending to be fixed and those which cannot be fixed; in a statistical manner.

    If we are in this for the development of each Release I feel these forgotten Bugzilla Reports MUST be reinstated as there is nothing like statistics, good or bad that spurs the community into action.

    Please put back the Bugzilla link Reports as well as stats on OpenFate