With the GNOME elections now over I thought I should
summarize why the GNOME community elected the different
candidates and why some where not elected.

  • Havoc Pennington (215 votes)
    Reason people voted for him: With a name like Havoc
    and a surfer dude accent we can choose no other leader.
  • Miguel de Icaza (191)
    Reason people voted for him: We want GNOME to be
    rewritten in C Sharp
  • Daniel Veillard (189)
    Reason people voted for him: Viva La XML
  • Jim Gettys (182)
    Reason people voted for him: Yay! Free iPaq’s for
    everyone at GUADEC 3.
  • Jody Goldberg (153)
    Reason people voted for him: Ok, we voted for ya can
    we now get those darn OpenGL graphs in Gnumeric?
  • Nat Friedman (146)
    Reason people voted for him: Ok the Evolution
    cheerleading squad was good, but now we want a GNOME
    cheerleading squad and this time wear a real cheerleader
    uniform.
  • Jonathan Blandford (142)
    Reason people voted for him: We feel tree widgets are
    not getting the recognition they deserve.
  • Telsa Gwynne (139)
    Reason people voted for her: If she is on the board
    she will not have time to make bug reports which means a bug
    free GNOME.
  • Federico Mena-Quintero (139)
    Reason people voted for him: I hope the brings the
    promised free Tequila to GUADEC 3
  • Michael Meeks (130)
    Reason people voted for him: We are really uneducated
    and need some guidance.
  • James Henstridge (125 votes)
    Reason people voted for him: We want GNOME rewritten
    in Python
  • George Lebl (125 votes)
    Reason people voted for him: Okay, will you know
    clean out those Pilsner stains from the panel code?

    (the following candidates were not elected)

  • Glynn Foster (116) (Sun Microsystems)
    Reason people voted for him: Guinness rocks,
    Budweiser sucks.
    Reason not enough people voted for him: Guinness
    rocks, Budweiser sucks (yes, we have some sick US
    developers)
  • Bill Haneman (103)
    Reason not enough people voted for him:
    Accessibility? Who needs it, if they can’t see it then it
    can’t harm them I say
  • Richard Stallman (50)
    Reason not enough people voted for him: No we will
    not call it GNU\GNOME.
  • Bastien Nocera (12)
    Reason not enough people voted for him: No iPod
    support in Rhytmbox you say?
  • Returned from ALS a few days ago, had a lot of interesting
    conversations and as usual learned a few new things.
    Think we finally have a roadmap for making multimedia under
    X not suck, but it will take a lot of co-ordination effort.
    Me and Erik (of GStreamer fame) talked to a lot of people
    about these issues including Keith Packard, Jim Gettys, Leon
    Shiman (of x.org) and others. Seems that the first step
    needs to be Erik doing some Linux kernel hacking after which
    we probably can get a killer multimedia solution by a little
    coding on XFree, MAS and GStreamer. The problem here is not
    really the amount of coding needing to be done, it is more
    the amount of projects needing to be interact :). Anyway I
    will be doing an article outlining what needs to be done and
    spotlight the different technologies involved in the near
    future.

    Currently I have one week of hellish working hours ahead so
    there will be little time for working on Free software, but
    afterwards I expect things to lighten up workwise.

    I hope to get both my Multimedia article and a GNOME 2
    aricle I promised O’Reilly done/drafted sometime next week.