One general wish -- which I agreed with -- from Debian was to better share information about people... Matthias Kirschner, FSFE President

The Fellowship became independent from FSFE in 2018. Our last elected representative helped us fork the mailing list so you can choose to continue in the Fellowship list or use the FSFE's new Supporter list or both. Under the GDPR, FSFE can't force Fellows to join the Supporter program without consent.

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GNOME GUADEC 2022 & Debian Albanian women trafficked to Mexico?

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Around 22 June 2021, volunteers observed Molly de Blanc removed from the GNOME web site and looking for a job on social media. In February 2022, Neil McGovern announced he would leave GNOME. A six month notice period was mentioned and GNOME began posting about the search very publicly in August 2022. In February, when McGovern blogged about leaving, did he know what his next job would be or he was just taking a step out into the unknown? In February, did GNOME have a new candidate in mind...