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Announcing the Second openSUSE Board Election

October 26th, 2009 by

The time has come again for openSUSE Members to vote for new members to the Board.

Stephen Shaw (decriptor) and Bryen Yunashko (suseROCKS) have completed their tenure on the Board, and their seats are up for election.  There is also a new seat available to be occupied by a non-Novell member.  Henne Vogelsang (henne) and Pascal Bleser (yaloki) have another year to complete and will remain, Michael Löffler (michl) as chairman will remain as well.  This means that as of this year’s election the openSUSE Board will be made up of equal numbers of Novell and non-Novell employees, 2 seats+Chairperson and 3 seats respectively.  Candidates for this election will be voted in for a two (2) year term, ensuring that there is continuity within the Board.

The election is broken into three phases similar to last year:

October 26th, 2009 (Phase 0)

  • Start of 4 week period for non-members to apply for an openSUSE membership (in order to vote).
  • Start of 4 week phase for members to stand for a position in the openSUSE Board.

November 23rd, 2009 (End of Phase 0)

  • Notification of intent to run, and application for an openSUSE membership close .

November 24th, 2009 (Phase 1)

  • Start of 2 week campaign for the Board Candidates before the ballots open.  Candidates may campaign until the final bell when ballots close, should they wish.

December 8th, 2009 (Phase 2)

  • Ballots open

December 22nd, 2009 (End of Phase 1 & 2)

  • Ballots close

Should anyone have any questions, you can contact the Election Committee by emailing election-officials@opensuse.org or speaking to one of the members on IRC.  It is best to always email the committee even if you speak to someone on IRC.  Full details of the election can be found on the wiki here.  Prospective candidates are highly encouraged to read this lwn.net article on some of the tasks required of Board members.

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4 Responses to “Announcing the Second openSUSE Board Election”

  1. Disappointment

    What a great disappointment, Suse 11.1 and 11.2. It is extremely slow, even with high-speed Internet takes so long to get off, the display indicates 1 hour and after 5 to 24 hours, downloading and installing brand mistakes, does not recognize many peripherals are cops. The stable version promised time is not met, the aid does not work

    • jrdls

      I’m sorry to hear you have problems with openSUSE, but still this is not the place to discuss your issues (for that I suggest the forums, especially the soapbox section). You are expected in this context to comment about the openSUSE board election. It is good to stay on topic.

  2. Sorry, but openSUSE 11.2 is not released yet, so it is not fair to consider it a stable release.


  3. jik

    I think, that OpenSUSE is very good base. But I VERY lack the long-term supported, KDE based clon of OpenSUSE.
    I supported some computers and OpenSUSE is not a good solutions for it. OpenSUSE is for enhusiasts, which wants the newest software and ‘plays’ with it. Yes, I am enthusiast.
    But I also need more stable distribution for at least 3 years, I need distribution with finalized details, that is ‘fool-proof’. I see big free space for distribution oriented for SOHO and I think, that only a very small work is need for finalizing it. I think, that this clon should be paid – I preffered it, I think, that 10-20 EUR would be suitable pay for 3-4 years support (and development and advertising…).
    I am very interesting to achieve constituting that distribution.