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Re: [opensuse-project] Changing the Chair of the Board
Hi Richard

On 8/19/19 5:30 PM, Richard Brown wrote:
Dear Community,

After six years on the openSUSE Board and five as its Chairperson, I have
decided to step down as Chair of the openSUSE Board effective today, August 19.

This has been a very difficult decision for me to make, with reasons that are
diverse, interlinked, and personal.
Some of the key factors that led me to make this step include the time required
to do the job properly, and the length of time I've served.
Five years is more than twice as long as any of my predecessors.
The time required to do the role properly has increased and I now find it
impossible to balance the demands of the role with the requirements of my
primary role as a developer in SUSE, and with what I wish to achieve outside of
work and community.
As difficult as it is to step back from something I've enjoyed doing for so
long, I am looking forward to achieving a better balance between work,
community, and life in general.

Serving as member and chair of the openSUSE Board has been an absolute pleasure
and highly rewarding. Meeting and communicating with members of the project as
well as championing the cause of openSUSE has been a joyous part of my life
that I know I will miss going forward.

I'd like to thank you for all the hard work you've put into the project over the last 5 years as Chairperson, often you've had to deal with stuff that very few others see, often that stuff is also rather complex or dealing with cleaning up other peoples messes and you have handled all those things exceptionally well.

Enjoy your extra spare time and I look forward to seeing where you take Kubic now you can give it some more love and attention.



Simon Lees (Simotek)

Emergency Update Team
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