Jun 12 2015

New President is here!


Hey folks!


OpenMandriva members have elected the council (to be able to vote and influence things – apply for membership:), and yesterday council was agreeing on the bureau (president, treasurer, secretary).

In full consensus it was agreed that new OpenMandriva President becomes Colin Close (aka Itchka). As a head of QA team he every day shows the balanced character, wisdom, and deep knowledge of everything around distro – we are looking forward to OMA blooming further under his guidance;) 2015-06-03_17-05-43













Another great team member, the release manager Bero (Bernhard Rosenkränzer) becomes Colin’s right hand for development/technology issues as vice president. Chwido will be leading the processes, as usual;) (Chwido: front on the picture;)   IMG_1158











Raphaël Jadot (aka Ashledombos), who was the President since OMA was born till now, stays as a vice president to support Colin with all general and administrative issues. 2













Best of luck to the great trio team and OMA in whole:)

The decision was also taken on administrative positions.

The treasurer is a very important role in the association, and Jean-Claude Vanier (JCL), who was the treasurer for past years, was asked to continue. With his responsibility and attention to details we always have things in order:)

Kate Lebedeff continues her duties as the secretary of the association.


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    • Ben79 on June 12, 2015 at 9:29 pm


    • rugyada on June 12, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Congratulation to the magic trio, and to the magic duo as well 🙂

    • Edwatd G, Howard on June 12, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Congratulations to all new elected members

    Kind regards,
    Edward G. Howard
    Registered Linux User #224802

    • Quiroga on June 13, 2015 at 5:16 am


  1. it kan now goes up !

    Congratulations Itchka ! 🙂

    With Colin is an white Man in The Chair, an Man, where much has experienced,
    he knows that they must deal honestly with each other
    and knows how OpenMandriva and Linux can grow together
    to the old size of the last days between the Big Five .
    It is able to work free and Open together now !

    now, can it start ! .. (slowly)

    i can only say again, Congratulations Itchka ! 🙂
    Thank you, for overtaking the Chair to lead OMLx to an better and working way .. !

    All the best, for Mandrake !
    All the best to Colin/Itchka !

    best, best regards

    • Maik on June 13, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Congratulations to the new team.

    • TPG on June 14, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Congrats all !!!

    • karol on June 21, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Congratulations Colin / itchka 🙂

    • Efrem McCrimon on February 23, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    It is time for new announcements and the roadmap to OM Lx3.

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