First we would like to thank the Election Committee for getting the election process rolling and announcing the time schedule. 
For those of you considering candidacy for the openSUSE Board we thought that the following information may be useful to you.
As a member of the board you obviously volunteer your time and we know you will do the best you can in making a positive contribution. While the future is unpredictable it would be great if you can take a peek into the crystal ball and see if you feel comfortable with making a 2 year time commitment. During your time on the board you are expected to participate in most IRC project meetings and the board calls that take place every other week (currently scheduled for 1 hour on Mondays.) You are also expected to participate in a face to face board meeting that usually takes place in Nuremberg at the SUSE office over a weekend shortly after the new board is formed and you are expected to participate in the openSUSE conference (end of April 2014). Last but not least you need to form opinions about project related things that are brought to the boards attention and volunteer for board activities.
All of this is doable while working full time, obviously, but it has to be a priority.
Just some food for thought, Your openSUSE Board