Position statement for Martin Michlmayr

I'm Martin Michlmayr (tbm on IRC), and I am standing for election to the SPI board.

I've been an active contributor to the free software and open source community for many years, often focusing on non-technical aspects. I acted as the Debian Project Leader for two years and in this capacity served as an advisor to Software in the Public Interest. Between April 2008 and March 2014, I served on the board of directors of the Open Source Initiative (OSI). During this time, I gained a lot of experience on how non-profit organizations work (and don't work). I've been a member of Software Freedom Conservancy's evaluation committee since 2012 and recently joined its board of directors. I work for Hewlett-Packard and help to facilitate FOSS activities both internally within HP as well as externally within the broader community.

I believe SPI serves an important role in the FOSS ecosystem by supporting and offering various services to projects. I seek election to the SPI board in order to help the organization better serve projects associated with SPI and to ensure that projects can rely on SPI.