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The Winners Of GNOME Board of Directors Elections 2014

Today, the GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee announced the preliminary results for this year’s Board of Directors elections. The ex-Executive Director of GNOME, Karen Sandler is again here, from a different role this time. The new board will vote for the new Executive Director.


The Se7en Winners!

The seven out of 11 candidates in random order!

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Ekaterina Gerasimova

Affiliation: None

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I am currently working towards the Foundation being able to be more transparent again with its finances, as it used to be. This will help our sponsors and supporters see how we are using their donations to further the goals of GNOME and will help the membership, especially the volunteers, to keep contributing to the project. The board will also need to keep making challenging decisions for the benefit of the Foundation, to make sure that our spending is in areas that are of most importance. I feel that I have done this well over the last year and would like to be able to keep doing it. In the upcoming year, I want to be able to offer our sponsors better value for their financial support.
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Sriram Ramkrishna

Affiliation: Intel

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I’m running for a second term as Director of the GNOME Foundation. I plan on continuing my efforts in outreach both inside of GNOME Foundation and to external. There is still many things to do in order to make our platform and desktop attractive to everyone and I wish to continue talking about our story. I can continue to be effective in leveraging what I’ve learned as Director as well as the extensive set of contacts I have as part of my day job and the open source project I am involved there as well.
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Karen Sandler

Affiliation: Software Freedom Conservancy

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As promised when I left the position of Executive Director, I’d like to throw my hat in the ring for the Board of Directors. I think I can help bring continuity to the board (Stormy was incredibly helpful on the board when I started as ED). Also, as a lawyer I sometimes have an additionally useful perspective. I’m still doing volunteer work for GNOME both as pro bono counsel and as a volunteer on nonlegal matters for GNOME. I’ve been helping with fundraising, collecting on outstanding invoices and generally wherever I can.
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Tobias Mueller

Affiliation: SAP

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I have served on the Board of the GNOME Foundation for two years now and as I enjoy my duties I would like to continue doing so. I promote Free Software and GNOME wherever I can. I am regularly speaking at conferences and making contact with new users, contributors, or other organisations that help us to advance GNOME, spread the word about Free Software, and ultimately make the world a better place. I am running for the Board because I think I can be an asset in making GNOME better. I think we need to restructure our Friends of GNOME programme to make it cost us much less time or upgrade our Bugzilla instance. If elected, I would try to steer resources towards those goals.
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Jean-François Fortin Tam (Jeff Fortin)

Affiliation: None

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I have been involved in various areas of GNOME since 2004 or so, including testing, triaging, marketing, mentoring, coding, public speaking and advocacy, UI/UX design, etc. I also graduated from business & management school, so I would like to put that background to good use. I’m keeping this description short & simple (as I suspect many of you will know me); you can learn more about me at http://jeff.ecchi.ca
marina

Marina Zhurakhinskaya

Affiliation: Red Hat

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I’m running for a second term on the board to lend my organizing skills and my interest in reaching out to people to the Foundation and ensure its growth. We have an amazing community and high quality technology. My interests as a board member are to enable face-to-face work, development in the areas of interest to donors and advisory board members, and better external visibility of GNOME. Most recently, I’ve been helping organize sponsorship materials and process for GNOME.Asia and GUADEC, and contacting prospective sponsors.
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Andrea Veri

Affiliation: None

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I’ve been part of the Foundation since late 2009 participating and contributing in many GNOME teams and fields. While it’s usually common among applicants during elections (them being either political or private for a certain foundation or association) to promise or propose what they plan to do (in case of them being elected) for the next term, I’d like to focus on my involvement on the GNOME Project and my past work on the Foundation instead. This to let everyone know how deeply I’ve been caring about GNOME and the awesome community behind it.

The results are preliminary, but they have never changed (historically fact!), so this is pretty much the new GNOME Board for 2014-2015. Roles will be assigned in their next meeting.

If you are interested in numbers (votes) and more info, check GNOME Vote!

Good luck!


 
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