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Re: [opensuse-project] Leaving the board.

On 8/17/2012 at 05:55 PM, Peter Linnell <plinnell@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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


Thank you for all you have done on the Board and for the project. Success in
your new position and look forward to continued work with you in the openSUSE



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