Time for my annual posting to Advogato - which almost always coincides with the Elections to the GNOME Foundation Board of Directors.
Its a strange one this time, with fewer candidates. Indeed, at least one certainty for the board was discounted due to a late candidacy submission. This is not a bad thing, almost all of the candidates have merit this time around - its not going to be quite the popularity contest it has been in the past.
I also applaud the Membership Committee for taking tough decisions and sticking to them. Something I tried to do with little success when I was involved. Still, I think perhaps the silliness of last years events had helped to make things a little less painful for the committee. They are excellent people, and deserve recognition for doing an almost completely unsung job.
The board is doing useful things - perhaps with the cult of personality removed, people will recognise this?