Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


Richard Brown

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Richard Brown is from England but currently lives in Nuremberg in Germany, and is employed as a QA Engineer by SUSE, as well as Chairman of the openSUSE Project. Involved in openSUSE/SUSE since 2003, Richard has contributed to various aspects of the project, including supporting users on IRC, testing/bug reporting, packaging, marketing, ambassadors and artwork.

Hello! I’m Richard.

I’ve used SUSE/openSUSE since 2003, finding myself helping out more and more as time went on.

In 2013 I joined SUSE to work as a QA Engineer & Technical Lead for openQA. Since 2017, I now work as a Linux Distribution Engineer in SUSE’s Future Technology Team, working on various distribution projects including openSUSE Kubic. In addition I am Chairman of the openSUSE Project since 2014.

I’ve done most work with openSUSE’s GNOME, Marketing, and Artwork teams, and generally causing trouble by trying to fix things wherever I think I can.

I also spend a lot of time in openSUSE’s IRC channels on under the name sysrich


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