July 13, 2016
ORINDA, CA. The GNOME Foundation welcomes its new Board of Directors for the upcoming 2016 – 2017 term:
This year we had 253 registered voters, 142 of which sent in valid ballots. Elections ran during the months of May and June, and the new Board was officially announced on June 18, 2016.
The Board of Directors is a team of volunteers who are elected for a one-year term by GNOME Foundation members. The Board is an important part of the GNOME Foundation and ensures the health of the organization by working on operational and legal items that help keep the Foundation in order. It also helps to manage the relationship with the Advisory Board and promotes the overall well-being of the GNOME Project. This year’s Board has experience that spans the GNOME project including expertise in design, development, usability, and communications.
Outgoing members of the Board include Ekaterina Gerasimova, Jean Francois Fortin Tam, and Andrea Veri. The GNOME Foundation thanks them for their time on the Board, and for helping the Foundation navigate important matters during their term, like the Groupon Trademark Infringement battle which became a success and victory.
Since their official election in June, the new Board has been onboarded by last year’s Board, and outgoing members have begun to transition responsibility to new members. The remaining responsibilities will be handed over during the annual GUADEC conference in Karlsruhe, Germany this August. At that time, the new Board will vote on the position of each member. “I’m very excited to work with the incoming Directors and am looking forward to meeting them in person at GUADEC.” – says Shaun McCance, current Chairperson and President of the Board.
The GNOME Foundation thanks everyone who participated in this year’s Board of Directors elections, and extends a special thanks to the election committee for planning and executing a successful election process.
Welcome to our new Board!