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[opensuse-project] Leaving the board.

Some of you know, I have recently taken a position at SUSE here in
Silicon Valley. I've joined the Sales Engineer/ SUSE Linux Technical
Specialist team. It has been a bit more than a month and I can say it
has been a really great experience.

As I am now on the "inside", I can see that SUSE has never been better
positioned to succeed in a long time. I've not had the chance to engage
the business side of SUSE before in the same way I have with the
engineering and openSUSE team side of things. That said, I've never had
the kind of welcome joining a company like I have at SUSE. It's been

Because of this, I must resign from the board. I've thoroughly enjoyed
working with my fellow board members and I now consider them friends. It
does not matter if they are SUSE employees or not. They all care a lot
about the community. All my dealings with them have been very forthright
and correct.

As for me, I will not disappear from the community. Far from it. Now
that I am here in North America, I am one more voice inside the company
who will be actively evangelizing on the community's behalf. As I have
reached out to my new colleagues, there is definitely an openness to
listen, learn about and engage the community.

I could go on longer, but I do want to thank publicly Alan Clark for
helping me get on board. We as a community are really lucky to have him
as a board member and chair. Alan has done a terrific job on behalf of
the community, though often times it is quite invisible and not
recognized publicly. I've learned he has enormous respect inside SUSE
and he is a great ambassador for the community.

Thanks for listening.

Peter Linnell

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