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Many New Faces at the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and a New Executive Director, Zoë Kooyman

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Summary: Months ago the FSF chose Zoë Kooyman as its next Executive Director (ED) and today this decision was finally announced; the response we've seen or heard (alluding to this decision) has thus far been overwhelmingly positive, based on people we're chatting with

There's a lot of good news today from the FSF. First, there's a new Executive Director (ED), which as we were told last year was likely to have been hired from the inside. She will be joined by several new members of staff; another piece of good news is that John remains involved, based on the latest revision of the "Staff and Board" page (see screenshot below). Any further press coverage will be added here as soon as it arrives. It's worth noting that Richard Stallman's name isn't being mentioned, for reasons likely connected to LibrePlanet 2022 and avoidance of potential outrage.

"It's worth noting that Richard Stallman's name isn't being mentioned, for reasons likely connected to LibrePlanet 2022 and avoidance of potential outrage."We welcome the decision to promote Kooyman and are happy that she was chosen.

The FSF "chose Zoë Kooyman months ago," one person has told us, and "she was picked to be ED months ago [as] FSF already decided [..] RMS let slip that the FSF has a new ED, but he didn't tell me who..."

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