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/me is leaving

November 9th, 2010 by


after 7 years with SUSE and Novell I’ve chosen to change something in my life – and decided to accept a new job and will lay down my duties in the openSUSE project. I’ve been with the openSUSE project already prior to its launch in August 2005 and experienced a number of highs and lows. Overall the project  has been shaping up nicely, we reached a lot of our goals and the just passed openSUSE conference reflects this pretty well in my opinion.

Just to stop any rumours – I leave Novell because I found a new job in the trade show management area close to Nuremberg. Trade show management is where my expertise is and where I worked prior to coming to openSUSE. While I enjoyed the work at openSUSE, organizing the openSUSE conference meant doing what I really love and my new job will give me many more conferences and trade shows to plan and organise.  As I will leave Novell before the end of December the project needs a new openSUSE chairman who should serve until the openSUSE foundation is created.

Best wishes to the openSUSE project and the people behind it. I had a lot of fun over the past 7 years, met numerous outstanding people and learned a lot which will help me in my future life.


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6 Responses to “/me is leaving”

  1. Ah 🙁 Didn’t see that coming.

    Whom shall we ping now for openSUSE DVDs hereafter !!!!!

    All the best and Congrats for a better, happier and a more peaceful (no more GNOME vs KDE catfights ;)) career 🙂

  2. F2

    We shall miss you Michael! Good luck in your new endeavor!

  3. Good luck Michael, hope you meet a nice opportunity on your new job. Thank your for what you have done for openSUSE community.

  4. Marcel

    wish you all the best. Thanks for the good work and cooperation!

  5. nelson marques


    It was nice to meet you in Nürnberg. When you drove us to the Lizard Lounge, you were probably wondering where I was looking for all the time… I was picking up reference points and admiring the architecture of the buildings and the surroundings 🙂

    I wish you all the best on your on new job, but deep inside, you know that once you tag along with openSUSE, it’s for life!. Don’t be a stranger Michael.


  6. Helen South

    Wishing you all the best for the future! Have a lot of fun….