Apparently on Saturday when I sent this previously the server was taking the day off, grmbl.
If you get the response twice, sorry for cluttering your mailbox.
On 11/01/2013 04:37 PM, Klaas Freitag wrote:
On 28.10.2013 18:19, Robert Schweikert wrote:
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.
It is, thanks.
But in addition to these more general points I have a very concrete question: Will was saying in his resignment from the board position: "Thirdly, changes in how the openSUSE project is handled by SUSE shifted many new tasks to the Board."
Maybe I missed it, but I have no idea what this is about. I think this has to be explained a bit more in detail, not by Will but by the remaining acting board, as this affects a potential new board member directly.
What kind of tasks are these? Why are these board specific and can not be shifted to "the openSUSE community" in general? How can SUSE 'assign' tasks to the board at all? What kind of relationship do we have here meanwhile? What is the role of the board, what of the SUSE team (for example), what other "forces" play a role? What is the status quo and what is the plan?
This might sound like dump questions for insiders.
These are certainly not dumb questions. They are very valid and not are not necessarily easy to answer.
Therefore let me ask for some patience while we answer your questions. Richard just moved to Nuremberg and has his first day in the office on Monday Nov, 4th. Vincent also moved into a new place this weekend and based on a recent G+ picture posted by Andrew he was dancing around in San Francisco to street music. Thus it'll take a few days for us to stick our heads together.
We will answer.
Thanks for your patience. Robert