|| ||Marko Jung <mjung-AT-suse.de>|
|| ||[opensuse-announce] Last Call for openSUSE Board Candidates|
|| ||Wed, 10 Sep 2008 20:36:38 +0200|
The openSUSE Project is looking for a few good leaders, and voters! As
already announced by AJ , the board founded the election committee
for the first openSUSE board election. The committee is now seeking
candidates and encouraging openSUSE contributors to sign up for membership.
The election committee encourages all openSUSE contributors to apply for
an openSUSE membership  to gain voting rights, and to consider
running for a position in the board . Being a member of the first
community elected board is an unique opportunity to help the openSUSE
Project mature and grow. There are only two weeks left to get this done
- application deadline ends September 24th, 12:00 UTC. Find the full
schedule and much more information on the election wiki pages .
The openSUSE board leads the overall project and provides guidance and
support existing governance structures, but doesn? direct or control
development, since community mechanisms exist to accomplish the goals of
the project. The board consists of five members, four elected by the
openSUSE members (2 Novell and 2 non-Novell) and a Novell appointed
chairman. Pascal Bleser  and Andreas Jaeger  have written some
blog posts on the first year of the board and gave some interesting
insight views on what should be done next.
This is going to be a very important year in the growth of the openSUSE
Project, and we want to start it off right. Whether you want to run for
a board seat, or just vote for the candidates you trust to do the best
job, don? wait! The deadline for board candidacy and to have openSUSE
membership approved in time for the election is less than two weeks away!
The newly elected board members will serve for up to two years, starting
first week of November.
openSUSE membership is granted to those who have made continued and
substantial contributions to the openSUSE Project. Members are approved
by the openSUSE Board, and membership must be submitted by September
24th for members to be eligible to vote in this election.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the election committee:
 Announcement of the election committee
 How to become an openSUSE member
 How to stand for a position in the openSUSE
 openSUSE board election wiki page
 Pascal's blog on the openSUSE board
 Andrea's blog on the openSUSE board
with kind regards,
Marko Jung, Operations and Services
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Maxfeldstr. 5 90409 Nürnberg
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