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· 2013-11-06

(re)Standing for the Board

Aloha fellow Geekos!

I was fortunate enough to have been elected to the Board two years ago, and as always when you have fun time flies. As such my current tenure on the Board is due to end this year.

As the openSUSE project is something that I value, believe in and enjoy I would like to stand for re-election. I will not present my campaign yet but will do so as of the 18 Nov, but what I will say is this:

As an existing Board member I believe I can add further to what we have done over the last two years and help continue the forward growth of the project. Being on the Board is not all Unicorns and Bunnies, there are some painful and somewhat ugly things thrown in there which can be daunting; but as I have experienced them already I feel I am better prepared to deal with any future gremlins and ultimately better serve you.

The Board is here to represent you the community and not any corporate entity, yes I work for ARM Ltd. but ensuring ARM is a well supported architecture is not why I am running for re-election. I am running for re-election because I believe that I am one of the right people to help openSUSE prosper as a project and become a shining example of what an open project can achieve.

Many thanks for your vote of confidence over the last two years, and I hope you continue to trust me with your votes in the near future.

Kind regards and thanks for all the fun,

Andy (a.k.a. FunkyPenguin)

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