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From: George Prowse <cokehabit@×××××.com>
To: Patrick Lauer <bugs@××××××××××××××××××××××.org>
Cc: gentoo-nfp <gentoo-nfp@l.g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Trustee Nominations
Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2008 00:13:33
In Reply to: [gentoo-nfp] Trustee Nominations by Patrick Lauer
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++ -- gentoo-nfp@l.g.o mailing list