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Martin Michlmayr Joins Conservancy's Board of Directors

September 3, 2014

Software Freedom Conservancy is pleased to announce the addition of Martin Michlmayr to its Board of Directors. Conservancy's Directors manage the organization and oversee the work of Conservancy's Executive Director.

Michlmayr brings considerable free and open source software expertise to Conservancy's Board of Directors, which has always included many experienced non-profit and free software project leaders. Michlmayr acted as the leader of the Debian project for two years, served on the Board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) for six years and works for HP as an Open Source Community Expert. He has served on Conservancy's Evaluation Committee, a committee that evaluates projects that have applied to become members of Conservancy, since June 2012. Michlmayr is also a recipient of the O'Reilly Open Source Award.

Michlmayr said: "I'm very excited to join Conservancy's Board of Directors. Conservancy plays a crucial role in the FLOSS ecosystem by providing a non-profit home for FLOSS projects and offering important services, such as bookkeeping, fundraising and legal advice. I intend to ensure that projects can continue to rely on Conservancy."

"I am very pleased that Martin is available to join the board," said Mark Galassi, Chair of Conservancy's Board of Directors. "Martin has great stature in the world of free software and has already collaborated closely with us on selecting member projects - in this he has always done good and careful work. I expect that Martin will enjoy working with the board in determining the direction of Conservancy and in providing good stewardship to our many important member projects."

Conservancy welcomes Michlmayr, and also thanks its current Directors and Officers for their continued efforts.

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