openSUSE Board Elections phase 1 will be finally over at 1200 UTC on 09 October 2008. I’m quite silent with the elections discussion on openSUSE mailing list (marketing, project and another mailing list) due to my job, my project in Indonesian openSUSE community and due to Happy Eid Mubarak holiday here in Indonesia, but as openSUSE lovely user, I will vote for somebody who will be stand for openSUSE board, as our (or me as openSUSE user) gateway between community and Novell.
I’m really appreciated for everyone who take the opportunity as openSUSE board candidate. It should be a great job. All of openSUSE board candidate have technical or supporting background, active in the community and show their great effort and participation in the past.
One of openSUSE board candidate is Pascal Bleser (well known as yaloki on IRC). I have a nice discussion by IRC and by mail with him and get a good response. He is an incumbent of openSUSE board, means that he was currently openSUSE board member with AJ, Coolo, Federico and Francis.
I know he has good technically background (describing zypper stuff for about 1 hour 😛 ), active on FOSDEM, good dad for his baby (look at the photos 😀 ) and don’t forget, he has been actively on merging and joining Packman repositories for openSUSE.
I don’t see any reason why I could not choose him as openSUSE member for next period. With his experience as first openSUSE board member; his technically background; his connection to another person in various open source project; and his good position to understand relation between Novell and the community, he would be the best choice for next openSUSE member.
Vote and campaign for Pascal Bleser as openSUSE Board member !