"Yunashko says, "My goal is, and I believe this is shared by the
others on the board, that we ensure an effective listening process
is in place where the community feels it has a place to communicate
its concerns, wishes, and goals and that it feels it is being
effectively heard. There is already good collaboration and
communication between the community and Novell/SUSE, but these
things often occur more on an individual level (which is a good
thing). It will be our job to collectively crystallize the mood of
the community as a whole in our relations with Novell.
""However, we also want to be a board that isn't just a conduit
to Novell but also a conduit to the community and individual
members. We need to recognize the challenges that community
contributors, be they packagers, developers, educators,
tech-supporters, or translators, face, and find ways to empower
them with the resources they may need.""