[CentOS-announce] Welcome Thomas and Patrick to CentOS Project Governing Board

Tue Apr 7 16:55:53 UTC 2020
Karanbir Singh <kbsingh at centos.org>


  The CentOS Governing Board of Directors is pleased to appoint two new
Directors to be added to the Governing Board, effective 8th April 2020:
Thomas Oulevey [1] and Patrick Riehecky [2]. The community will
instantly recognise both from their long standing and well established
support for the CentOS Project over the years, initially as consumers
and community participants, and in more recent times as active across
various initiatives in and around the project space.

  Over the last sixteen years the CentOS project has established itself
as a critical component in the open source ecosystem online. In order to
maintain this leading role and help drive success for the wider open
source ecosystem, we are moving to a more contributor-centric model. A
key part of enabling this goal is to evolve our transparent governance.
Pat and Thomas have shown keen interest in participating in this
specific endeavour, and we are excited to welcome them to the team,
helping us get there.

  Thomas (alphacc) works in the Controls group within the CERN Beams
department [3]. He has contributed to the CentOS Project since 2012, as
a member of the infrastructure team. He helped to bootstrap a few
Special Interest Groups, helped the QA team with reports, and now mainly
designs and improves the Community Build Service [4]. Thomas’s sponsor
on the Board is Mike McLean, who will help oversee his transition to
project leadership.

  Patrick (jcpunk) works at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory [5].
He is part of the Scientific Linux team [6] and works on systems that
perform Data Acquisition for various experiments at Fermilab. Although a
long time member of the community, formally Pat began working with the
CentOS Community when Fermilab decided to use CentOS 8 [7] as its
EL8-base platform. Pat’s sponsor is Johnny Hughes, who will help oversee
his transition to project leadership.

Please join me in welcoming them to the team,


Karanbir Singh
Project Lead, The CentOS Project

[1] https://wiki.centos.org/ThomasOulevey
[2] https://wiki.centos.org/PatrickRiehecky
[3] https://beams.cern
[4] https://cbs.centos.org
[5] https://beams.cern
[6] https://www.scientificlinux.org/about/who-makes-scientific-linux/

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