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Name: Germán Póo-Caamaño
Mail: gpoo gnome org
Nick: gpoo
Blog: (for Spanish speakers)
Affiliation: None


        I am a contributor since 2000 and I am running for re-election
        for the Foundation Board because I am confident there is plenty
        of room where I can help to GNOME and its community, as in the
        two previous years, bringing a different perspective and an 
        independent voice.

My involvement in GNOME

        I have been involved in GNOME since the beginning of the current
        century, and I have been working with Unix since 1991 and Linux
        since 1995.

        I have attended GUADEC since 2002. I also have attended to other
        GNOME events, such as GUADEC-ES (Hispanic Guadec), Forum do
        GNOME (Brazil), GNOME Day (Chile), Involucrate (Peru).

        When I was young I was coordinator of Spanish translation team
        and  I wrote gnome-nettool.  Since then, I helped here and

        Since July 2009, I have served to the board as treasure.

Promotion of GNOME and Free Software

        I have spent a lot of my spare time promoting GNOME and FLOSS in
        conferences, I have given more than 60 talks on GNOME and
        related topics.

        I have been involved in local communities since its beginnings,
        such as GNOME Hispano and GNOME Chile. I founded and organized
        the biggest Linux (as the kernel) conference in Chile, but also
        I organized other events related with Free Software and GNOME.

        I have helped and encouraged several developers to get involved
        in GNOME.

        I feel I am accessible to many people of our community, which in
        some way or another, I can help to get their ideas discussed openly
        in the board.


        I think I have had an acceptable role as director in my
        two terms where I have served as treasure.  Since I started, 
        I have worked in improving the way the financial information is
        presented in order to take better decisions based in promptly 
        and good quality information.  I have promoted to spend GNOME
        funds wisely as much as possible.

        As the previous year, I think there is plenty of room to improve 
        in this and other areas and I plan to continue working on this as
        treasure or mentoring the future treasure.

        On the other hand, we have new challenges we must approach in
        order to succeed as platform for developing applications to make
        our desktop appealing for third parties, improving our infrastructure
        to attract new developers, and so on.

        I have had the experience of working in a board with and without
        an Executive Director, and I can say there is a difference in
        the workload and how many directors can perform, in particular 
        because directors are volunteers at the end of the day.  I think I can
        help the new Executive Director productive and getting the best of
        the elected directors in order to accomplish our goals as community.


Germán Póo-Caamaño

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