Announcing the new openSUSE Board

The election committee announces the three new members of the openSUSE
* Bryen Yunashko (non-Novell seat)
* Pavol Rusnak (Novell seat)
* Rupert Horstkötter (non-Novell seat)

These three will serve two-year terms beginning on December 22nd.

Stephen Shaw and Bryen Yunashko have completed their terms on the Board.
In addition to those seats, a new seat has been added to the Board
effective with the inauguration of the new Board.  The full Board will
consist of:
* Bryen Yunashko
* Henne Vogelsang
* Michael Löffler (chair)
* Pascal Bleser
* Pavol Rusnak
* Rupert Horstkötter

The election committee wants to thank Stephen Shaw for his tenure on
the board and the new board members Bryen, Rupert and Pavol for
stepping up and volunteering to serve on the openSUSE board.

To get in touch with the board send an email to

The next board election will be starting October 2010.

Board Election 2009: How can i register me?

As  i written in the past, we need more Candidates for the Board Election. ATM we have just one (Rupert Horstkoetter). If you would like to register too, please follow the next Steps.

The whole Process is written there: . But in short i’ll give you the hints.

First of all please send an Announcement with an short Introduction to the opensuse-project and election-officials Lists. You can write about your Work in the Project and what you want to do.

After your Announcement Members from the Election Commitee adding you in the Site.

You see, the Process is very easy. If you would like to serve in the Board, just stand up and help out.

Election 2009: Call for Candidates

As Andrew Wafaa announced in opensuse-announce Mailinglist we have an new Election this year. He wrotes:

The time has come again for openSUSE Members to vote for new members to the Board.

Stephen Shaw (decriptor) and Bryen Yunashko (suseROCKS) have completed their tenure on the Board, and their seats are up for election.  There is also a new seat available to be occupied by a non-Novell member. Henne Vogelsang (henne) and Pascal Bleser (yaloki) have another year to complete and will remain, Michael Löffler (michl) as chairman will remain as well.  This means that as of this year’s election the openSUSE Board will be made up of equal numbers of Novell and non-Novell employees, 2 seats+Chairperson and 3 seats respectively.
Candidates for this election will be voted in for a two (2) year term, ensuring that there is continuity within the Board.

The election is broken into three phases similar to last year:
October 26th, 2009 (Phase 0)

* Start of 4 week period for non-members to apply for an openSUSE
membership (in order to vote).
* Start of 4 week phase for members to stand for a position in the
openSUSE Board.

November 23rd, 2009 (End of Phase 0)

* Notification of intent to run, and application for an openSUSE
membership close .

November 24th, 2009 (Phase 1)

* Start of 2 week campaign for the Board Candidates before the
ballots open.  Candidates may campaign until the final bell when
ballots close, should they wish.

December 8th, 2009 (Phase 2)

* Ballots open

December 22nd, 2009 (End of Phase 1 & 2)

* Ballots close

Should anyone have any questions, you can contact the Election Committee by emailing or speaking to one of the members on IRC.  It is best to always email the committee even if you speak to someone on IRC.  Full details of the election can be found on the wiki[0]. Prospective candidates are highly encouraged to read this[1] article on some of the tasks required of Board members.

So i would like to motivate you to follow our „Call for Candidates“. At the Moment just Rupert Horstkoetter is ready for voting. So we need more Candidates. Please feel free to stand up.