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Retiring from the openSUSE Board

October 8th, 2008 by

I have served as chairperson of the openSUSE board the last year and would like to announce that I decided to pass the honours on for the next election period.  I’ve made this decision out of personal plans for the next year that will not allow me to devote as much time to the board as it deserves since I’ll be some time on paternity leave.

In my professional role I will stay involved with the openSUSE project and I will support the new chairperson fully to make a smooth transition. The new chairperson will be announced at the same time as the new board members, at the end of this election.

I enjoyed being openSUSE chairperson – working together with excellent board members (thanks Coolo, Federico, Francis, and Pascal), internal and external community members to move openSUSE forward in areas like openSUSE “members” (I would really love to see a better name), forums, the distribution, marketing (getting Zonker onboard was part of it) and also getting these elections setup.

Btw. I have given some comments (like here) on the board previously.

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2 Responses to “Retiring from the openSUSE Board”

  1. Dimble

    thank you andreas, you have done, and will continue to do, an excellent job on behalf of opensuse.

    by the way, the position is properly called a “chairman”.

  2. Thanks for your hard work Andreas, while Im not totally happy with seeing you retiring from the board,because I think you are the right person to lead this effort, I understand your decision is on the best interest of the project and your personal life.

    Keep up !!