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From: David Abbott <dabbott@g.o>
Subject: Re: Gentoo Council 2012/2013 election
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 20:42:20 -0400
On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 5:39 PM, Tony "Chainsaw" Vroon
<chainsaw@g.o> wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-06-07 at 22:05 +0200, Ulrich Mueller wrote:
>> chainsaw
>
> Thank you Ulrich. I accept.
>
> My manifest for this election follows:
>
> I am a firm believer in the UNIX philosophy of multiple interlocking
> small components. Each only performs a very specific, small task and
> does that job very well. This is well suited to an open source
> environment, where a maintainer has "scratched an itch", found his/her
> niche and takes pride in the smooth running of their individual gear[1]
> in the bigger machine.
> In my day job, I depend on these UNIX machines and have trained people
> in carefully replacing these gears as the machines run. It has become
> apparent that this way of life is under threat, and I would like to
> protect it.
>
> There is a push to pull all of the gears out of my UNIX machine and
> replace it with a harmonic drive[2]. I am told that it has less play and
> higher torque, and with only one component it is much easier to maintain
> if I only forget all I know about UNIX machines, throw all our custom
> gear sets away and retrain my staff in strain wave gearing instead.
> I am sorry to have to point out that we have invested significant effort
> in getting our gear shufflers to the level they are today, and that we
> depend on our lovingly hand-crafted gear ratios to get us the
> performance that we require. Reducing us down to exactly three gears[3]
> may make a harmonic drive conversion a lot easier, but our ideal speed
> happens to be reached on four right now!
>
> [1] program
> [2] systemd
> [3] /usr merge
>
> Regards,
> Tony "Chainsaw" Vroon
>
> P.S. You are most welcome to join me on IRC or e-mail me privately about
> my strong yet controversial opinions. However, I hope that you recognise
> yourself in the story above. Whether you make gears, (re)place them or
> simply depend on the output of a UNIX machine...

The Council election nomination status page [1] is up if you want to
stay informed. Their manifest / platform is linked to their real name.

Regards,
David

[1] http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/elections/council/2012/council-201206-nominees.xml

-- 
David Abbott (dabbott)
Gentoo
http://dev.gentoo.org/~dabbott/


References:
Gentoo Council 2012/2013 election
-- Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto
Re: Gentoo Council 2012/2013 election
-- Ulrich Mueller
Re: Gentoo Council 2012/2013 election
-- Tony "Chainsaw" Vroon
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