Paul Roeland

integrator, open source activist and non-profit tech person. Currently on the Board.

Paul Roeland

Who am I?

I'm a long-time technology and open-source activist, who has worked for a wide range of non-profits and other organisations. My interests lie in using technology for social progress, and conversely in applying lessons learned from the opensource movement to nonprofits and other social movements.

I'm currently working for the Clean Clothes Campaign, developing intra- and extranets that use Plone as an enabling technology that allows labour- and human-rights activists to work together more efficiently, across geographical and cultural boundaries.

Apart from currently being on the board, I am known to dabble in Plone documentation and accessibility issues.

Why I'm interested

I have strong bonds with Plone, both the software and the community. Contributing to the Board work is a good way to give back. I also like organising stuff, and trying to do that in ways that allows other people to be at their best.

What I bring

Long experience in questions of process and decision-making. If there's one thing you learn in nonprofit-land, it's a keen eye for how to keep discussions focused, guarantee diversity of opinion, and use best-of-breed methods of reaching a conclusion.

As integrator and sysadmin, I know enough Plone to keep the needs of the overall community foremost in my musings.

As campaigner, I am used to dealing with people. As a person with a reasonably cheerful disposition, I actually like interacting with people.

Nomination seconded by

  • Philip Bauer
  • Carol Ganz
  • Jens Klein