Re: New challenge

Hi Karen,

Thanks for your contribution and great work in GNOME, especially thanks for your support on GNOME.Asia and OPW.

I really enjoy working with you in the past 3 years.

All the best for your future.


2014-03-31 15:56 GMT+00:00 Karen Sandler <karen gnome org>:
Hi Foundation members,

I've posted some news on my blog.

Working as the GNOME Foundation Executive Director has been an incredible experience for me and GNOME has made some impressive progress in my time at the Foundation. I'm proud of where the GNOME community is and think it's time for me to hand the reins over to someone new.

Today I am announcing my new position as the Software Freedom Conservancy Executive Director. As many of you know, I have been volunteering with Conservancy for some time, having co-founded it when I was at SFLC.  It is an important organization where I think I can make a difference, and GNOME is in good hands. The current board of directors continues to impress me with their commitment and varied skillset and I know they will continue to lead the organization well.

There's a more detailed discussion of this change on my blog at but of course, I have no intention of leaving GNOME.  I plan to announce my candidacy for the board when the call comes out, I'll stay on as pro bono counsel, and of course I'll continue volunteering in other ways. The Conservancy has also agreed to partner with GNOME, so that I can help to run the Outreach Program for Women with Marina.

I'm excited for my new role and am glad I can continue to work with you in so many ways.


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