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The second openSUSE Board elected by the community and the chair person was appointed by Novell on October 28th, 2008 and severed till December 21th, 2009.


PascalBleser.jpg Pascal Bleser lives in Belgium and works as a software architect and developer at a large European ISV in Germany.
He contributes most of his time building packages for openSUSE in his now defunct Guru as well as Packman and openSUSE Build Service repositories.
He wrote most of the current Packman website, contributes some bits to opensource projects here and there, and tries to support community interaction and communication.
He is also a member of the core team that organizes FOSDEM, one of the largest and most appreciated opensource developer conferences in Europe.
MichaelLoeffler.jpg Michael Loeffler (Chairman) is now more than 6 years with Novell/SUSE and is the Product Manager for openSUSE. In this role he is already kind of an interface between Novell Executives, the openSUSE community, engineering, marketing and other involved in the openSUSE Project. Michael was strongly involved with the creation of the the openSUSE Guiding Principles.
StephenShaw.png Stephen Shaw has been working for Novell since june '08 on the SLED accessibility team and for a short time in '07 on the XEN team. Previously he was a Novell partner. He created the and websites. He is also a core team member of the Utah Open Source Conference.
Hennevogel.png Henne Vogelsang cares since a long time at Novell for the SUSE base system. Henne is one of the packman seniors, runs the #opensuse/#suse IRC channel and maintains all of the opensuse mailing lists and the corresponding server. Trough his work he is also involved in various free and open source projects.
BryenYunashko.jpg Bryen Yunashko is a consultant based in the United States specializing in Novell products. Since joining the openSUSE Community, he has been an active contributor in the community by founding the openSUSE Helping Hands project and becoming co-editor of the openSUSE-Tutorials website. As the first known Deaf-Blind member of a Linux-based board, he is also a strong proponent of increasing accessibility through computing and is an active member of the GNOME A11y (Accessibility) Team and maintainer of the Planet A11y aggregator site.
  • Note: Stephen Shaw stepped in as interim Board Member for remainder of Federico Mena-Quintero's term May 2009.