Dear all, after being approached by "The openSUSE Board" regarding my conduct which completely ignores the conduct of Richard Brown and the relevant context, I have decided to back away from my candidacy for openSUSE Board.
I wish all candidates good luck in upcoming elections, but I myself won't be a candidate in elections where people in positions of influence attempt to influence the masses to vote or not to vote for a specific candidate, I see enough of that in national politics. I can in no way consider these elections to be free, democratic and fair after failure of The Board to address the behavior of Richard Brown.
I would ask for revokal of my membership altogether, but that would mean loosking @opensuse.org account, which I use on too many services.
Thank you, and all the best to all of you. -- Best regards / S pozdravem, BSc. Mark Stopka, BBA Managing Partner (at) PERLUR Group
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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."