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From: Patrick Lauer <patrick@g.o>
Subject: Re: Gentoo Council 2012/2013 election
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 09:09:05 +0800
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    On 06/14/12 08:05, Patrick Lauer wrote:
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      <pre wrap="">On 06/08/12 11:22, Ben de Groot wrote:
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        <pre wrap="">I would like to nominate patrick.

      <pre wrap="">Thanks Ben.

I accept the nomination. Manifest following Really Soon Now ;)

Take care,


    I hope everyone is voting, because otherwise you can't complain
    later ;)<br>
    Last few years turnout was consistently low, which is not really
    nice imo.<br>
    as posted here [1], I've written up a short Manifesto.<br>
    Here's a copy for those of you who don't want to open yet another
    browser tab:<br>
    The Janitor's Manifesto<br>
    Most of what I do is cleaning up. Fighting entropy. Removing bugs so
    we can have the best distribution there is.
    And because there just never are enough hours in a day I like to
    find replacements for me. Recruit new people to do what I did so I
    can find the next problem.
    I wont stop doing that.
    Most of the things we do are outside the sphere of influence of the
    council. We get at least 90% of our Gentoo-work done without needing
    anyone to nudge us in the right direction. But it's the rest of our
    troubles that needs lots of discussion and motivation to find the
    most effective solution to our issues.
    I'm an opinionated muppet. But my opinions are usually based on
    experience. And when I see a bad idea I'm not going to tolerate it
    because it might upset your feelings. Deal with it ;)
    But I guess people are aware that I'm, uhm, "polarizing". And
    getting me into the Council will make it a lot easier for me to
    punch stupid ideas until they go away. Like, say, the zombie GLEPs
    54/55 that have been summoned back for about 2 years until people
    slowly got the idea that they won't be tolerated.
    (Amusingly we now finally have the "EAPI at beginning of file" rule
    that obsoletes it. So it goes.)
    Independent of what you vote I'll continue doing what I do - try to
    recruit people, do random build experiments across the tree for fun,
    file bugs ... it won't get boring soon. So much to do ... but it'll
    be a tiny bit easier for me if I'm councilerated.
    Here's a rough list of things that would be nice to have, in
    approximately ascending order of difficulty:
      <li>deprecate EAPIs so that only 0 and latest are in use</li>
      <li>Signing policies - keyring, key type, etc. Make it make sense.</li>
      <li>PR: make people notice us again. GWN revival, articles for
        LWN, etc.</li>
      <li>Tools and automation: Make it easy to be lazy. Get more done
        in less time</li>
      <li>Recruitment: assimilation of derived distros (pentoo, TinHat,
        Sabayon, funtoo, calculate) and others (Slackware, OpenSUSE,
        FreeBSD ?)</li>
      <li>Recruitment: make it easy for people to contribute, and as
        soon as they do don't let them leave</li>
      <li>Stop the Windowsification (offline updates?!) and
        MacOSification (systemd, /usr move, initrd as everything,
      <li>Be Awesome</li>
    <p>Take care,<br>
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Gentoo Council 2012/2013 election
-- Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto
Re: Gentoo Council 2012/2013 election
-- Mike Gilbert
Re: Gentoo Council 2012/2013 election
-- Zac Medico
Re: Gentoo Council 2012/2013 election
-- Ben de Groot
Re: Gentoo Council 2012/2013 election
-- Patrick Lauer
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