Georg Gogo Bernhard and Paul Roeland Chosen Plone Foundation Members

The Plone Foundation Board of Directors has announced the selection of Georg Gogo Bernhard and Paul Roeland as the newest members of the Plone Foundation.

Gogo Berhard is a long-time Plone developer who now works at ]a[ academy of fine arts vienna.  His contributions to code include BoaDebugger, XMLForest, GoReplace and his current project, AGX2.  He's been involved in Plone since its beginnings, and has been involved as an organizer and speaker in many Plone events such as the First Plone Conference in Europe, Budapest 2009, and San Francisco 2011.  He is organizing the second ArTsPrInT in Vienna.

Paul Roeland was recently elected a member of the Plone Foundation Board of Directors for the 2011-2012 term and serves as their secretary.  He works for Clean Clothes Campaign in Amsterdam.  Paul has been involved with Plone since version 0.99beta3 and the first Vienna Plone conference. He has worked tirelessly as an organizer and "cat-herder" serving to get programmers, open-source activists and non-profit activists to cooperate.  He also has a long history of helping get larger nonprofits to choose and use Plone as their CMS.

The Plone Foundation is the organization formed in 2004 to serve as a supporting organization for Plone and its community. Members of the Foundation are chosen by the Foundation's Membership Committee on the basis of merit - specifically that they have made significant, enduring contributions which benefit the general Plone community. (The membership guidelines are available here.)

The Foundation is happy to welcome Gogo and Paul as our newest members.