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Meet the openSUSE Board Candidates

November 28th, 2012 by

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The period for standing up for election to the 2013 openSUSE Board is now closed and the openSUSE Election Officials committee is proud to announce this year’s candidates.  Please welcome the following candidates in alphabetical order:

What an exciting list of candidates, all extremely qualified to represent our community in the upcoming board.  With just two open seats to be filled to begin a two-year term,  Agustin Bethencourt, openSUSE Team Lead at SUSE,  recently noted: “Interesting times are ahead and, In any possible scenario we are thinking of, the Board will play a key role.”

So What’s Next?

As defined in the previous announcement by the Election Officials, the remaining steps in this year’s election timeline are that the candidates shall begin officially campaigning henceforth.  Balloting will begin on 5 December, 2012.

All eligible members of the openSUSE Project will be notified with the process for submitting their ballot to choose their two favorite candidates for the Board.  Members will have up to 16 December, 2012 to vote.

Then, if all goes well, and we don’t see any reason why it shouldn’t, we’ll be announcing the winners of this year’s election on 17 December, 2012.

You can read the full set of timeline and procedures here.

The Election Officials committee would like to extend good luck wishes to each and every candidate and look forward to the conclusion of this exciting campaign.

 With special thanks to victorhck for the creation of the art graphic on this page.


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3 Responses to “Meet the openSUSE Board Candidates”

  1. Hi

    Good luck to all the candidates.
    Sharing in spanish forum: http://www.forosuse.org/forosuse/showthread.php?t=29045 for spanish speakers users and members…


    PS: Bryen rocks!! ;)

  2. First of all, THANK YOU to the candidates for being willing to help and serve. Whomever is chosen I’m sure will do a good job. I personally know a couple of the candidates and know they would be excellent. With Bryen’s help, we now have a banner up in the openSUSE forums http://forums.opensuse.org to help direct people to this page for information.

  3. Trent Hawkins

    Wow all the nominations are men!

    Having just gone through an experience of electing a new board for a non-profit organisation, i find this somewhat disappointing.

    A board needs to have serious diversity and address weaknesses and gaps in the organisation. In the tech world male chauvinism is a real problem and there needs to be more pro-active work in promoting woman and developing a culture that is welcoming to women.

    Experiencing the sexualisation of Marissa Mayer in social media has highlighted to me how bad this problem has become.

    It’d be great to see my favourite Distro taking a lead on this issue.