On Fri, 23 Nov 2018 at 00:48, Ana Martínez <anamma06(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Since I am in the Board I have met many people and made many good
friends, as well as gotten a better overview of how things in openSUSE
work. However, because of personal reasons, I do not have the time
anymore to carry out the tasks of the openSUSE Board with the
dedication they deserve to be done properly. Consequently, I think
that it is fair that I step down and allow someone else to take my
place. It seems to me that the best moment to do this is in the next
elections, so that the person who substitutes me is elected by the
community. That means that there will be 3 seats to be elected instead
of 2 in the next elections. I hope that there are plenty of people
running for the elections! :) To motivate those who may be considering
running for the board, here is a list of things that the board could
do / continue doing / help with that I personally found important in
the last months:
- Transparency on how the Board works: Continue writing the meeting
minutes, keep documentation about the board in the Wiki updated,
making votes public, etc.
- Transparency on how openSUSE works: economical transparency, ensure
that the documentation about openSUSE in the Wiki is updated (for
example the membership rules and the information about communication
- Continue supporting our communities all around the world with events
like the openSUSE.Asia Summit (this includes but is not restricted to
- Promote and facilitate that openSUSE encourages and helps newcomers:
support mentoring programs, keep documented and accessible the places
to ask for help, etc.
Last but not least, I would like to thank everyone who supported me
during this time.
First, please accept my apologies for taking so long to reply to this
announcement; it was posted on the first day of a vacation with
Your time in the Board, while cut short by this decision, has been exemplary.
The passion and enthusiasm you bought to the group has been infectious
both within and beyond the confines of the Board. That includes
inspiring a new tier of enthusiasm within myself, an area I never
thought I was lacking in.
As Chairman, it has been one of my greatest pleasures to have served
in a Board alongside you, including and perhaps especially those times
we did not see eye to eye on details.
While I understand you wont have time to contribute in the ways you
have to date, I hope you will continue to be an active part of the
Project where I am sure you will continue to affect change even if no
longer part of the Board.
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