On Wed 2020-12-09, Mark Stopka wrote:
after being approached by "The openSUSE Board" regarding my conduct which completely ignores the conduct of Richard Brown and the relevant context
I am sorry you are opting to step down as a candidate, Mark.
At the same time your premise above...
failure of The Board to address the behavior of Richard Brown.
...and this are assumptions.
The mail I sent on behalf of the board was very deliberate:
"Note that this is only between you and the board, not public. We have no intention to influence your chances in the upcoming elections. Equally we are not able to share our dealings with other members, but rest assured we have carefully looked at the situation from a broad perspective, not singling anyone out."