Resigning from the Board

I’ve been thinking a lot about what to do about my participation on GNOME Foundation’s Board of Directors in face of the fact that my wife and I are expecting our first baby in February. After careful consideration, I decided to resign. I want to be fully focused on my family (especially in the first few months) without feeling bad for doing Board stuff while I could be with my family or not doing Board stuff while I’m spending time with my family.

So, considering my priorities now, I feel that I would be more useful to the Board by stepping down and letting another person with a lot of energy to take my position on Board for the rest of this mandate. The Board has decided to appoint Jorge Castro to replace me. He’s highly motivated and I’m sure he’ll give good contributions as a member of the Board.

I’ve had a great time in my two and a half years on Foundation Board. It was a great way to support the community in several ways and to work with some very nice people. The GNOME Foundation is getting better everyday and I feel very proud to be part of it.

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Lucas Rocha is just a brazilian guy who loves hacking and music. He lives in the frozen lands of Finland with his lovely wife Carol. He works for Nokia in the development of Hildon and Maemo. In his free time, he's a happy GNOME contributor. He has a mustache, a beard and big smile in his face.

8 thoughts on “Resigning from the Board”

  1. thanks for these two years and a half.
    go and take care of your family, you and them deserve this.

    ;-)

  2. I hope you enjoy this time with your family because this is the most important period to parents. There’s no word to describe the emotion. You’re right: all the rest can wait.
    I voted for you and hope you get back when ready. Good luck!

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