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From: Patrick Lauer <patrick@g.o>
Subject: Council manifesto of the bonsaikitten
Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2010 17:11:50 +0200
With only a few hours left to vote y'all might be wondering "What
happened to Patrick's manifesto?"

Short version - I'm not in the mood to write long speeches about things
I won't manage to do. We have lots of technical issues to discuss and
decide on (like the recent as-needed discussion, again, for about the
3rd time since 2008). There's the social aspect - how do we want to
interact with each other? Although I'm unsure how the council is the
right place to solve personal issues. Etc. etc.
Many things that need to get done, but which every one of you needs to
present to the council. As far as I know we don't have telepaths around,
so it's your job to remind us.

And every single dev should vote. Or Else!!!1
The last years have had a rather low voter count. There's no reason for
you to ignore such things, so use the last ~36h to voooote.

I guess I'll just continue spending most of the time picking up
unmaintained herds and reviving them, recruiting awesome new people and
fixing stuff where I see breakage. Fixing one bug a day still sounds
like a good challenge to every dev (and everyone who might want to
become one too ...)
And I still won't care how you feel about bugs, because bugs are facts
that can't be reasoned with. Just fix things, or get out of the way and
let me/us/anyone get things into a better shape.

My white unicorn, so to speak, is reviving the GWN/GMN. I've been
wanting to do it, but then I know that it'll eat lots of time I won't
have left for other things. But it used to be pretty neat when it still
existed.

Who am I?
Just a random person. At the moment I'm a freelance
admin/programmer/whateveryouneed, working as a recruiter for Linux
Lancers, a Gentoo dev, and a few other things I guess. Feel free to hire
/ motivate / bribe me any way you want.

So that's already more than I intended to write

Be excellent to each other!


Patrick


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