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Gentoo Monthly Newsletter: 17 March 2008

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Hello and welcome to the third issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter. Last month we ran graphical statistics on an experimental basis. While most of you think they're a good idea in general, there seemed to be general dislike for 3D pie-charts. We've replaced two pie-charts with bar-graphs, and made the remaining pie-chart two dimensional. We've also split the package addition and removal lists by week, in hopes of improving readability.

2. Gentoo News

Gentoo Trustee Election Result

The Gentoo Trustee elections concluded on 28th February 2008. The Condorcet method revealed the ranked list of all elected Gentoo Foundation Trustees:

Roy Bamford
Ferris McCormick
Joshua Jackson
Tom Gall
William Thomson

Out of 295 eligible voters, 107 ballots were submitted, bringing the voter turnout to 36%. The term for the elected trustees began on 1st March 2008. If you wish to contact the trustees or discuss a trustee-related issue, use the gentoo-nfp mailing list.

New Gentoo Book

After the publishing of 'Gentoo – Die Metadistribution' by Tobias Scherbaum last year, another Gentoo developer has written a book. Gunnar Wrobel's 'Gentoo Linux – Installation - Konfiguration - Administration' hit the stores at the end of February. Both books are written in German.

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