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Archive for August 25th, 2010

Revising the Board Election Rules

August 25th, 2010 by

Last years election of seats for the openSUSE board showed that our election rules are not complete.  So, before the elections this year start, I propose that we refine the rules and like to start with this post a discussion on how to change them.

I see the following situations not handled:

  • Less candidates than seats for a category (Novell/non-Novell)
  • Equal number of candidates and open seats for a category (Novell/non-Novell)
  • a board member resigning
  • a board member disappearing and not engaging in the board
  • a board member getting hired by Novell or leaves Novell

We also need to clarify when the new board constitutes.

We should have a light weight process that is not overly complex and results in endless votes. We vote for people that volunteer their time for the openSUSE project and don’t get any material benefits for it. So, let’s keep that in mind when discussing alternatives.


Posture of a Jedi.

August 25th, 2010 by

In the proprietary world, the stronger is the dark side. All Jedi  of the Order (openSUSE, Fedora, Ubuntu, Slackware and others) should always carry with them a tool to combat the dark side of the  force. My lightsaber was created with the command:

$ dd if=/path/to/iso/openSUSE-11.2-KDE4-LiveCD-i686.iso of=/dev/sdb  bs=4M;sync

My Wallpaper and Banner with gecko jedi.

August 25th, 2010 by

Below my wallpaper and banner with Master Gecko Jedi… Use the force, Read the source!