Re: New challenge

Hey Karen,

I'd like to join the chorus and thank you for all your hard work over
the past three years. We've been incredibly lucky to have you, and
you've had a hugely positive impact on the project. It's been a

And this isn't goodbye, because I expect to see you in GNOME in the
future, and because I consider us to be friends as well as colleagues.


On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 4:56 PM, Karen Sandler <karen gnome org> wrote:
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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