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On Saturday 07 May 2005 7:34 pm, Jason Huebel wrote:
> I would like the opportunity to be a Gentoo Foundation Trustee. I've
> been the Strategic Lead for the Gentoo/amd64 Project for over a year.
> During this time, I've been involved with Release Engineering for 5
> Gentoo release cycles. I have also recently been elected the Gentoo
> Developer Relations Lead.
As many have been asking for nominees to state their reasons, goals and
qualifications for wanting to be a Trustee, I'd like to state mine.
I've always worked hard to fill particular needs within the Gentoo community.
This has been evidenced by my quick move from a Gentoo/amd64 documentation
maintainer in late 2003 to the privilege of being the Strategic Lead for
Gentoo/amd64 over the past year. In addition to being the Strategic Lead,
I've also worked hard in the Release Engineering role for the amd64 arch.
I've been actively involved in or completely responsible for the last 5
release cycles of the amd64 arch. Certainly, some have gone more smoothly
than others, but I'm sure the other amd64 developers would be willing to
vouch for my work ethic and willingness to see a job through to the end.
I've also recently been asked to assume the role of Gentoo Developer Relations
Operational Lead. The title is a mouthful for a sometimes trying and
difficult job. I'd like to think that I've been given the opportunity since
I've shown myself to be even-tempered and fair-minded with my fellow
developers. My tenure as Devrel Lead has just started, but again I look to
my fellow amd64 developers to vouch for my capabilities as a leader and
friend, especially in times of need and difficulty.
Outside of Gentoo, I'm more than just another geek. I'm a good father and
husband. I contribute to my community when I can, even if it's in the small
things. I practice what I preach. I mean what I say. But I try to show
respect to others.
So, how does all this help you decide whether you feel I'm a good candidate or
not? Well, I see an need within the Gentoo community to have a mature, hard
working body of Trustees to guide the Foundation. I think I have the ability
to fulfill those aims. Certainly, threre's a learning curve that comes with
becoming a Trustee, but that's true with anything worth pursuing in life.
You're welcome to ask me whatever questions you like within the context of
this election. I'm always open to good discussion and suggestions.
Gentoo/amd64 Strategic Lead
Gentoo Developer Relations Operational Lead
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