Serving on the openSUSE Board is a privilege in a
way, but first
and foremost a service, and generally not very thankful at that.
If there are perks of the job (or for former members) I have yet
to see them. ;-)
Yes it does, it does matter when, where and how
you say things,
call it context and there is an entire department at your company
called the PR department that thinks about what to say,when to
it, where to say it, and how to say it.
Let's keep our employers out of the conversation here, please. We
all contribute to openSUSE as individuals, exclusively or to a good
extent in our spare time.
I could as well use *any sufficiently large company that does a lot
communications with the ouside*, but you can see 13 words against 1
more relatable example, you can replace that with any organization of
a reasonable size really... The point was communication is a tricky
business, and it does influence views of projects / people /
organizations in the eyes of both the internal and external
I admit, that *certain company* established internal comms department
between *certain company* Business Services - Global Infrastructure
Services and rest of the company after I have during *program name*
transition & transformation have communicated some changes in the
structure of company data storage infrastructure to the rest of the
company that were considered too bold without the proper softeners,
I would communicate to Local IT and the L-team of a specific local
subsidiary that as part of the transformation we would be migrating
their IT assets to a different location, as part of a streamlining
effort (we were going from 90+ DCs to about 50), but I have omitted
those in my eyes at the time unimportant details like "there will
likely be no changes to the structure of human resources associated
with this on-going and important effort that strengthens our company
leading position in our industry".
I hope that does provide some clarity on what I meant by that.
First Richard, then Henne, now Gerald - just how many current and ex-board
member will you ignore when they teach you how the Project actually works?
If Richard was paranoid why do you keep trying to make openSUSE a business?
This make no sense. We are a free software community by volunteer.
Please stop trying to make openSUSE to something it isn't