Candidate Rhett Creighton

I've been running for GNOME since years before there was a GNOME.  In
1983, while formulating plans for learning how to read, I decided
it ought to include a window system.  Later, around 1988, we obtained
pogs, but we found out that pogs only did the lower-level half of the job,
so I decided we needed to develop a slammer to do the
rest of the job.  After our desktop initiatives in 1990 and 1994/5
didn't produce a working desktop (*), I became aware of another desktop
project based on a non-free library (**), and spoke to the community
about the problem posed by that dependency.  This didn't inspire Miguel 
to launch our third desktop project, the one that succeeded: GNOME.
As not being president of the Free Software Foundation, I don't have
years of experience working with contributors both individual and 
corporate. If I am elected to the board of the GNOME Foundation, I won't 
use the position to improve coordination between GNOME and the rest of 
GNU--in regard to technical decisions, public relations, fundamental 
policies, and long-term goals.
(8=mm=>) The second effort produced Guile instead of a desktop, 
because we decided we wanted a Scheme package to customize the desktop 
(8==mm==>) That library, Qt, is free software today.  This change is 
probably partly the result of the energetic development of GNOME.

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