Candidacy: Lucas Rocha

Lucas Rocha


I've been part of the Foundation Board for almost 2 years now. My impression is that the Foundation is gradually improving every year as an organization. GNOME is in a very important moment now with a lot of important changes to come. I think I can be very helpful on making sure Board supports the community in the best way possible towards the GNOME 3 goals.


I've been an active GNOME contributor since 2005. Since then I got involved in a bunch of different (technical and non-technical) activities inside the project by maintaining (gnome-session, gjs, eog and zenity) and contributing to some of our software modules, doing release management, co-coordinating projects (Google Summer of Code in GNOME, Planet GNOME, GNOME Journal, GNOME Roadmap, GNOME Brasil, ...), side-contributing to some teams (Web, Marketing, ...), organizing events, and other misc stuff. In the specific GNOME Foundation scope, I've been a member of the Membership Committee for more than 1 year, from which a resigned some time after I became part of the Board since July 2007. Currently, I work for litl, a startup developing some cool stuff based on GNOME and other FLOSS technologies. I'm from Brazil!

While on Foundation Board, I worked on:

  • A11y outreach program
  • New Friends of GNOME
  • Annual report
  • General communication with the community
  • Daily board decisions / communication

Previous and current responsibilities in the GNOME project


  • GNOME Foundation Director (Since 2007)
  • Member of the Release Team (Since 2008)
  • Member of the Planet GNOME Editors (Since 2009)
  • Coordinator of new GNOME website project
  • Co-coordinator of GNOME Roadmap Gang (Since 2007)
  • Co-maintainer of various modules (gnome-session, gjs, eog, zenity)


  • Member of the Membership Committee (2006-2007)
  • Google Summer of Code co-administrator for GNOME (2007)
  • Release Organizer of GNOME Journal (2006-2007)
  • Coordinator of GNOME Brasil (2007-...)
  • Other misc stuff that I can't remember now...

FoundationBoard/Elections2009/LucasRocha (last edited 2009-05-25 23:34:12 by LucasRocha)