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Patrick Lauer wrote:
> I'm positively surprised that I've been nominated as candidate. Big thanks to
> Steve, but you're crazy, man :)
> What surprised me in the other direction was the rather inflammatory response
> from some people. It's not nice to attack like that when I'm not even
> subscribed to the list. On the upside it has made it easier for me to decide
> wether I should accept - if people feel that strongly about me they should
> have a chance to vote on it. So yes, I accept the nomination.
> A few words about me, maybe, to help you decide why you shouldn't vote for me?
> I'm a 26-year-old research assistant slash PhD student at the University Berne
> in neutral Switzerland. I've been managing gentooexperimental.org for some
> time and as far as I can tell too many people depend on that. As Steve
> mentioned I also file lots 'o bugs and do silly things like Not the GWN.
> I guess at the moment my motto is "Be excellent to each other", I'm a follower
> of drobbins' philosophy of "It's supposed to be fun". If that includes lots
> of paper pushing so be it, as a mixed european I have already too much
> experience fighting silly bureaucracy. Can't be worse than resolving a
> three-country deadlock ...
> There have been lots of good suggestions what the new trustees should or
> shouldn't do. I have some ideas about that too, but opinions are cheap.
> Getting a consensus and then getting things done is the tricky part. So I
> guess that's what I would focus on, but if anyone feels the need to extract a
> long-winded monologue from me just throw some questions at me, on-list or
> off-list and I'll do my best to play politician.
> Seeing all the nominations I feel that there's at least one person still
> missing from the candidate list. Knowing him there's a good chance he'll
> decline, but maybe sending him a keg of beer or two will help. As one of the
> more active people in gentooland who interacts with users on a daily basis
> our bugwranglerman Jakub Moc seems to be a perfect candidate.
> He's reliable, well known for his low tolerance of stupidity and
> uncompromising - which has gotten him into fights with other devs a few
> times. Also there are rumors that Jakub has lots of legal experience (but
> I'll let him elaborate on that if he wishes). So instead of a legal checkmate
> you'll have a czech mate handling things. And if you ever need to discuss the
> finer points of beer he'll be your perfect discussion partner!
> Executive summary:
> I accept. Don't vote for me unless you have a good reason. I nominate Jakub.
> Be excellent to each other,
> aka bonsaikitten, Evil Compile Person etc. etc.
I agree with the Jacub nomination as well++
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