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From: David Abbott <dabbott@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Gentoo Council 2012/2013 election
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2012 03:03:13
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-project] Gentoo Council 2012/2013 election by "Tony \\\"Chainsaw\\\" Vroon"
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] -- David Abbott (dabbott) Gentoo