[Mageia-discuss] Board application

Oliver Burger oliver.bgr at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 6 14:53:22 CET 2012

Hi there,

I'd like to apply for the board elections as a candidate., So I will
follow the steps, misc has outlined in his mail to all association
I am cc'ing mageia-discuss, because I think, the whole project should
at least know, who the board candidates are and what they are doing.

First, let me tell you abit about me:
In real life, I am a 33 year old "dual student" (meaning I work in
parallel in a company), I am working as a web developer  (mainly using
php) and I live in the south-west of Germany.
Now about my Mageia life: I was joining the Mageia mls and irc
channels in the beginning, being a long time Mandriva user and member
of the German mandrivauser.de community. Together with wobo I helped
in the creation of the i18n team. In the beginning I was i18n
substitute leader and when wobo had to step down for personal reasons,
I was elected its team leader.
Next to that I was helping rda a bit on the website and I am in
packaging and documentation team.

The reasons, why I apply for the board:
I think, being a board member is an important task. You have to be
dedicated to the project and you have to represent it in the public.
It's more about a duty to the project then about having a somewhat
shining position.
I was first thinking about applying to the board, when wobo asked me
to do so, telling me he had to step down from that position as well,
because he feels, he can no longer take an active position in the
project as he did in the beginning.
Although I am more involved in the technical fields of the project
then wobo was, being an i18n and doc team member makes me part of the
non technical fields as well.
So I would add to the manifoldness of the board.


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