Re: Candidacy Nomination - John Heard

Amen.  I think it is very important for the success of GNOME that there
be a person on the board who can be our advocate at Sun.  John is the
perfect person to do so.  I've worked with him on Foundation-related
issues and am confident that he understands what GNOME is about and is
the perfect bridge person between GNOME and Sun.


Havoc Pennington wrote:

> Hi,
> I want to encourage people to vote for John. He's a relative newcomer
> to the GNOME Project, but IMO is an essential board member.
> One of the most important tasks facing the GNOME Foundation board is
> to improve communication and organization. I would say that one of the
> biggest challenges in this category over the next year is that of
> adding 100 or so Sun developers to the 300+-member existing
> project. We want these Sun developers to be integral members of the
> project: posting to and reading lists, participating in design
> discussions, and of course doing technical work. If they aren't "in
> the loop" then this won't happen.
> By electing a Sun representative to the board, we can be sure that Sun
> stays in close contact with the GNOME leadership. John's an excellent
> choice for such a representative; he has a lot of experience from both
> a technical and management standpoint, and he's been great to deal
> with so far while setting up the foundation. He's taking an active
> interest in the technical issues and day-to-day management of the
> project (one thing I've noticed is that he's on e.g. the GConf devel
> mailing list, not just on the obvious lists).
> Anyway, I hope people will seriously consider casting a vote for John,
> I think it would go a long way toward making it easier to get Sun
> pulling in the same direction as the rest of the project and thus help
> us meet our goals more quickly.
> Havoc
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