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On 6 December, 2012, the 8 candidates standing for election of the 2013 openSUSE Board joined members of the community in an open Q&A Debate session on IRC. The complete log of that event can be found here.
Candidates participating included: Matt Barringer, Richard Brown, Carl Fletcher, Manu Gupta, chuck Payne, Robert Schweikert, Stefan Seyfried, and Raymond Wooninck. The event was moderated by the openSUSE Election
Below is a summarization of the questions asked and answers given by various candidates. Each answer represents an aggregate of the candidate’s total answers during a specific quesstion session. To read in full flow context, we urge you to read the full log here.
The excitement has been building for weeks and now the most important phase of the openSUSE Board elections begins today — Election Time!
Two seats are open for election by members of the openSUSE Project. The first seat is vacated by Henne Vogelsang who has completed his two-term limit. The second seat is currently held by Manu Gupta, appointed to fill in for Peter Linnel who stepped down in August of 2012. Both seats are for a two-year term that begins in January 2013 and ends in January 2015.
How to Vote
If you are a current member of the openSUSE Project, you will receive an email with instructions on how to vote via openSUSE Connect polling system. You must be a member in good standing on or before 27 November 2012. If you have not yet received an email within the next 24 hours, please contact the Election Officials committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each eligible voter will be given two votes to cast, one for each seat to be elected in this cycle.
Voting begins today and concludes at 23:00 UTC on 16 December 2012.
But I can’t decide!
With 8 excellent candidates running for two seats, we feel your pain. Luckily, there’s two ways to learn more about the candidates.
Option 1: Platforms and Blogs
Read the candidates platforms and blogs here.
Option 2: Live Q&A Debate
Tomorrow, Thursday at 15:00 UTC (what’s my timezone?), candidates will gather in the #opensuse-project channel on Freenode IRC network. A two hour session, moderated by the Election Officials, this will be an opportunity for you to ask questions live .
Can’t make it, no problem. We will post transcript of the debate here and on the mailing lists. Got a question you want to ask but can’t make it? Post your question in the comment section below and we’ll make sure the question gets asked during the debate.
openSUSE Election Officials
With special thanks to Marcus Moeller for creation of artwork banner.
Summarizing the Travel Support Program
The openSUSE Travel Support Program aims to support contributors representing openSUSE at events, conferences and hack-fests with their travel and hotel costs. The program pays up to 80% of the travel and/or hotel costs for contributors who could not afford going to these events otherwise. In turn the contributors make a worthy contribution at the event and report back to the openSUSE community about what they did.
The Travel Committee also decides on travel support for openSUSE events like the openSUSE Conference and the openSUSE Summit.
Current Committee includes
- Kostas Koudaras (ambassador event planning)
- Izabel Valverde (finance & planning)
- Agustin Benito Bethencourt (openSUSE Team Lead at SUSE)
The Travel Support Team has till now sponsored various conferences including FOSDEM, Cerea Fair, Solutions Linux, COSCUP, Indiana Linux Fest, Linux Tag, SELF, Libre Office Graphic Meeting and loads of others. Along with this, the Travel Committee also handles sponsorship handling for openSUSE Summit and openSUSE Conference which in itself are very tedious tasks.
- TSP : 15
- Summit : 11
- openSUSE Conference : 21
A total of 37 sponsorships were given out this year.
What we need you to do?
If you think you need a sponsorship, then APPLY For it. However there are a few rules, which you have to keep in mind. So if you are thinking of applying, have a look at here
Your opportunity to impact the openSUSE conference in Prague, held October 20 – 23, 2012, through a presentation, leading a BoF session, or running a workshop is quickly fading away. The Call For Papers closes on July 30. Submit your proposal here.
With the conference still a few months away we already have over 100 registered participants and the event promises to be another great community gathering. This is your chance to provide feedback, help steer the project, and introduce your ideas in a face to face setting to a large active group of the community. As with last year’s conference we anticipate sessions covering non technical and technical topics alike. Therefore, it is time to get those fingers moving to express you great ideas and submit your proposal for the conference. Don’t miss out!
The review committee is very much looking forward to a busy time of planning the schedule and sorting through a large number of proposals after the July 30th CFP close. We are striving to send notifications to proposal submitters in the middle of August. This should provide you with plenty of time to plan your travel. Thanks to our sponsors we also have a travel assistance program that you may be able to take advantage of.