The results of the openSUSE Board election were published on 1 February 2020. The community welcomed Sarah Julia Kriesch and Simon Lees as they started their new term.
However, ten days later, Sarah stepped down, leaving a vacant seat on the board. Under such circumstance and the board election rules, the sitting board may appoint someone until the next board election.
On 27 February 2020, openSUSE Chairman Gerald Pfeifer, announced the appointment of Vinzenz Vietzke as board member. His appointment was unanimously supported by the Board and the openSUSE Election Officials.
The appointment of Vinzenz, aka Vinz, on the Board was welcomed by the community.