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?