Re: Candidacy: Behdad Esfahbod

Foundation :),

To clarify: the membership committee email call for nominations this year didn't have any instructions about sending a nomination note to foundation-list. However, some of us have done that so far. I suggest others do too, but the final list of nominees will be determined by the membership committee based on messages their address received. Don't forget CC'ing them!


On 05/21/2009 11:31 AM, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
Name: Behdad Esfahbod
Mail: behdad behdad org / behdad gnome org
Nick: behdad
Affiliation: Red Hat


I've been serving on board for 2.5 years now and have been holding the
title of President of the Foundation and Chairman of the board for the
current term. Fortunately the experience is not as painful as it used to
be, thanks to Stormy. I think we are in a very good shape on the
organization side, but there's a storm coming (no pun), with all the
GNOME 3 planning, messaging, marketing, etc. So I like to stay on board
to help with it all.


I've been heavily involved in GNOME since about 2005. These days my
hacking can be summarized as:

- Keeping an eye on everything Unicode
- Developing everything font and text related
- Trying to keep GNOME lean

In more programmer-friendly terms, that means I (co-)maintain and
develop on: fribidi, harfbuzz, fontconfig, cairo, pango, vte, and hack
here and there further up the stack every once in a while.

On the non-hacking side, previously I served on the Accounts Team. More
recently, I've chaired GUADEC program committee for the past couple of
years. While on board this year, I've done (and if elected, plan to
continue doing):

- Hackfest / conference organization
- Worked on the a11y outreach program
- Making sure Stormy find the information / people she needs to get
work done
- Make sure decisions are made / things move forward


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