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From: Patrick Lauer <bugs@...>
Subject: Trustee Nominations
Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2008 20:07:25 +0000
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,

Patrick 
aka bonsaikitten, Evil Compile Person etc. etc. 
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