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Fedora Board Election - The Bob Campaign - Day 1

by bobjensen — last modified May 14, 2011 11:21 PM

Well it has been over 30 hours in to my bid for a seat on the Fedora Board and already my presence and unconventional thinking started some fires...

Well it has been over 30 hours in to my bid for a seat on the Fedora Board and already my presence and unconventional thinking started some fires. The thread starts with my announcement email to the "FAB list." Some of those that responded were anticipated and I expect more of the same as things go forward. There were a couple that surprised me a little and confirmed my positive opinion of these people. I personally wanted 10 members of the community to publicly endorse my campaign... and once I received this endorsement I would agree to run. In the first day it became clear that I'm running, the 10 endorsements horse has run and sure, I'll still take as many as I can get. It's ironic that eliminating micromanagement is a goal that most of us have yet the thread and my campaign was suddenly went under microanalysis whereby semantics and context become a burning issue for the election and my peers... really?

I really did not expect so many people to be offended that I asked 10 people to essentially put up a yard sign for my campaign. I continue to welcome people to step forward to add their name to the list. Having 50 names there showing support might just change how Fedora elections are in the future. Here in the USA people are endorsed by celebrities, TV stations, newspapers, companies and workers/labor unions. I really don't see how this is different. People look to others for advice, opinions, why should this election be any different?

As hinted to in my announcement email/post some can not handle the truth, they have so much dislike for me, those that have endorsed me and others I work with that they will not be able to help themselves and will have to attack me over it. That's fine, let them show their true colors, don't feed their flames unless you come with gasoline. ;)

Asking for supporters has been called "orthogonal" "quixotic" "absolutely insane" "ballsy" "destructive" some of these descriptions are true. Damn right it was ballsy, perhaps even absolutely insane. I guess insane that I, EvilBob, could find 10 people to back him up. It is clearly not quixotic as it has happened and invalidates this claim. The use of "orthogonal" seems to be popular these days when you disagree with someone or something said. Sorry I don't have a degree in mathematics or computer sciences that I can look back on to find these generally obscure words in an attempt to look smart.

Bring on more yard signs, the more the better. Based on them I guess as of right now the score is 60-0-0-0-0. Yes 60, 12x5=60, some might ask "what about your votes Bob?" I am hoping to cast my votes for someone that I want to work with on the board.

I would like to personally thank Ricky "CodeBlock" Elrod for endorsing Andrea Veri and reinforcing my endorsement concept.

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