Re: Brian Cameron - Stepping down from the board

Thanks for your selfless service the past few years. Your dedication,
including to some of the board's most thankless tasks, has been
admirable and will be very difficult for the board to replace.


On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 6:15 PM, Brian Cameron <brian cameron oracle com> wrote:
> Friends in the GNOME community:
> After serving 4 terms on The GNOME Foundation board of directors, I will
> be stepping down at the end of this term.
> I would like to thank everyone in the community who has supported me
> and allowed me to represent them on this board.  It has been a
> profoundly rewarding and truly inspirational experience to help The
> GNOME Foundation and GNOME community to grow.
> The years that I have served on the board have been exciting and
> productive times.  I am proud to have served as president and secretary;
> to have been involved with the development, release and celebration
> surrounding the GNOME 3 release; and to have helped with the
> development of successful GNOME programs like the Outreach Program for
> Women.  In my time on the board, I have witnessed so much growth within
> the community.  Since then, the GNOME Foundation has hired two executive
> directors, started having successful annual summits in Asia, and has
> more than doubled the number of hackfests held each year.  Just to
> mention a few highlights.
> My stepping down should not be viewed as me becoming less involved
> with GNOME.  I plan to continue working on GNOME for Oracle and expect
> that I will continue helping the GNOME Foundation and community in
> many ways.  I mostly feel that it is just time for me to step down to
> reclaim some of my life back.  4.5 years (including one 18-month term
> in 2008-2009) is a long time to serve on The GNOME Foundation board of
> directors.  I believe that only Jonathan Blandford served as a board
> member for a longer period of time (5 years).
> With the two most senior board members (Germán and myself) both
> stepping down at the end of this term, it is especially important for
> passionate people to serve the community.  So I again encourage people
> who are considering to run for the board to step forward.  It is a great
> way to increase one's involvement with GNOME and free software and to
> help make sure that GNOME continues to rock.
> Brian
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