I, Bryan Lunduke, am officially running for a seat on the openSUSE Board.
Consider this post to be my campaign platform.
The short, short version:
“openSUSE rules. Not enough people know that. Let’s change that.”
Leap? Crazy cool. Tumbleweed? Best rolling-release distro available. And the tools that surround openSUSE are simply amazing. I think more people should know about — and use — all of it.
Now, let’s be honest. I have very little to offer the openSUSE community.
- My organizational “skills” are roughly equivalent to that of a drunk grizzly bear.
- I’m never on time to anything. Ever. I’m pretty sure I have no internal clock.
- If anyone ever gave me full control over the openSUSE budget… I’m fairly confident I would spend every penny on small, green Chameleon plushies. Just to see how big a pile of them I could make.
- My decision making abilities are highly questionable. I once paid full price for a non-matinee ticket to “Dude, Where’s my car?“.
- My taste is also questionable. I saw it twice that week.
But I do have one skill — I know how to make noise about Linux. A lot of noise. Here’s a few examples:
- I recorded a video, about Linux, with a crummy camera and got over a million views.
- I wrote the lyrics for the SUSE “Uptime Funk” music video.
- I’ve been a professional tech journalist — writing for Network World, Linux.com and a handful of Linux magazines — for 3 1/2 years.
- Been the Social Media guy for SUSE for over 2 years (holy cow… it’s been 2 years?).
- And I can’t seem to go more than 5 minutes without being on a Linux-oriented podcast.
- I even wrote a kids book about Linux.
Noise. Noise I can make. And, on the openSUSE board, I would do exactly that. (Along with attempting to do all the other things that we’ve already covered I really suck at.)
If you’re an openSUSE Member, you can vote for me (or any of the other candidates) when voting opens later this month.