several members asked for a clarification and, even if we tried to keep the desired confidentiality as already mentioned in the other threads, there are not many alternatives to (at least) partially disclosing what happened in the last weeks.
What guided the decision taken were our community guiding principles and code of conduct.
"We value respect for other persons and their contributions, for other opinions and beliefs. We listen to arguments and address problems in a constructive and open way. We believe that a diverse community based on mutual respect is the base for a creative and productive environment enabling the project to be truly successful. We don't tolerate social discrimination and aim at creating an environment where people feel accepted and safe from offense."
For the second time Sarah significantly breached the guiding principles and how she chose to deal with this situation led to 2/3rds of board members believing that she should step down from her role within the board.
As all of you can imagine, this decision was not an easy one, and the board gave her the opportunity to try to solve what happened. Unfortunately the ultimate outcome was to offer her to step down instead of publicly removing her from the board per the openSUSE election rules.
Christian was the board member against this decision and to our regret decided to step down.
Yours Marina, On behalf of the board.