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To: Patrick Lauer <bugs@...>
From: George Prowse <cokehabit@...>
Subject: Re: Trustee Nominations
Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2008 00:13:32 +0000
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 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,
> Patrick 
> aka bonsaikitten, Evil Compile Person etc. etc. 

I agree with the Jacub nomination as well++
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