Platform for David Graham

Name: David Graham

Nick: cdlu

Expansion of nick: "confused debian linux user"



  • Current Ombudsman
  • Past four-term chair and a co-founder of this SPI member project
  • Co-author of OFTC's constitution


  • SPI contributing member since July, 2002 with the introduction of OFTC as an SPI member project.
  • SPI board member since September, 2003.
  • SPI Secretary 2004-2006.
  • Ran in 2007 on a promise to resign this year to fix our broken voting cycle. Running in this election is a fulfillment of that commitment.


  • User of Debian for more than ten years, since early 1998 in the heady pre-apt days of bo (Debian 1.3).

Other bits

  • Consultant, most relevantly to the community working as a contributing editor for SourceForge, Inc. (the current name of Andover/OSDN/OSTG/VA) since 2000.
  • Member of the board of the Peer-Directed Projects Centre, a Texas-based 501(c)3 non-profit with similar objectives to SPI best known for its affiliation with the freenode IRC network.

I would like to see and assist with SPI's continuing growth toward a life as a truly relevant member of the free software/open source communities at large and to the increasing number of projects now associated with SPI. It is on this basic premise that I ask for your support to continue to serve on SPI's board. Specifically, I would like to re-focus attention on the long-overdue task of rationalising our by-laws, which, in my opinion, require a near comprehensive re-write.