On pon, cze 24, 2019 at 8:36 PM, Imad Aldoj
So based on information gathered mostly from the wiki
knowledge, I noticed that openSUSE was quite popular between 2008-2012
[2008 I guess this has to do with the first elected board]
Throughout these years it seems every team had a plan, everyone has a
weekly meeting (not just the board) and most mailing lists were at
their peak; but suddenly many wiki pages stop right after that, it's
weird reading about what a team was planning for next week then...
Things that might be related:
- 2 members stepped down from the 5th board 
Peter Linnell was hired by SUSE at the time, so he had to step down
from board (too many SUSE employees on board).
Alan Clark I believe had some other opportunities in open source, and
good for him, OpenStack is pretty damn cool.
I don't think either had alter motive to leave, it was just life moved
on quickly :D
- News team almost stops completely around 2011
[Saigkill seems to be
the one who kept pages pretty active at the time]
Zonker (jzb) left openSUSE around 2010, that might be one of the
And I'm sure there're other events that I
didn't keep track of but
that doesn't affect the question really
openSUSE was getting quite a bit of attention in the mainstream tech
media at the time, that contributed something to its popularity as well.
If nothing maybe happened at that exact time then what
happened to all
those people who created and used to make the mailing list alive? how
things changed? it kinda bugs me, I'm just wondering because this part
isn't documented and I can't think of anything based on what I've.
Novell fired quite a bit of people at the time, so there were way less
people actually being able/willing to contribute. It was quite a blow to
openSUSE and KDE and some Gnome apps, which no longer had as much
corporate support as with those people in the positions they were in.
Some more people left by themselves, for other red and more open source
So yeah, #blamenovell I guess?
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