openSUSE Project Announces Appointment of Alan Clark as openSUSE Board Chair

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The openSUSE Project, a worldwide effort sponsored by Novell, has announced the appointment of Alan Clark to the position of openSUSE board chairperson.

Clark served as a member of the Linux Foundation board of directors for several years, where he held board positions including secretary, chair of the board governance and nomination committee, and member of the compensation and finance committees. He is currently the chair of the Linux Foundation Vendor Advisory Council. Clark also served as a founding director for several non-profit organizations, and he remains an active participant in numerous open source initiatives and industry projects including the Linux Standard Base, OpenDocument Format, Open Source For America, DMTF, Cloud Security Alliance and others.

"It's with great excitement that we welcome Alan to the openSUSE board and look forward to working with him to further develop and advance the openSUSE project," said Markus Rex, senior vice president and general manager of Open Platform Solutions at Novell. "Among his top priorities, Alan will help guide the board and community in setting up an openSUSE foundation. I am confident Alan will be an invaluable addition to the board and will continue to serve as a great ambassador for openSUSE in his new role." For more information, go here.