Annotation of statements/hrs, Revision HEAD
1.1 hrs 1: # Please enter a brief statement describing your background
2: # with the FreeBSD project, and your motivations for standing
3: # as a candidate for the core election.
1.2 hrs 4: My name is Hiroki Sato, a 30-year-old Japanese. I have joined as a
1.1 hrs 5: doc committer (mentored by kuriyama@) since 2000 and a ports committer
6: (mentored by linimon@) since 2004. I have joined Release Engineering
7: Team and Documentation Engineering Team since 2004, FreeBSD Foundation
8: board member since May 2008, and I was one of the core team member in
9: 2006-2008. My primary working area includes writing release
10: documents, doc tree tagging, maintaining my ports (most of them are
11: text processing software), and so on.
13: The reasons why I am interested in running for the second term of the
14: core team are almost the same as ones in my 2006 candidate statement.
15: For two years I have worked on AsiaBSDCon held twice in Japan as a
16: chairperson with George to offer communication opportunities between
17: developers in all over the world and Japanese folks, who are famous
18: for being shy from face-to-face communication, as well as to publicize
19: FreeBSD to organizations such as local companies and people in
20: academia. It was one of my 2006's pledges and is still what I would
21: like to continue.
23: Another public promise I mentioned was to contribute to improving
24: FreeBSD's quality as a production. Honestly, I think I could not
25: achieve as I expected for this area, primarily due to limitation of my
26: spare time. However, I am still much interested in improving various
27: aspects of the quality which include performance, documentation, and
28: developer's infrastructure. For instance, I have continued to offer
29: access to sparc64 SMP boxes (currently used for package building), and
30: planning a new service to distribute daily snapshot for various
31: architecture to promote testing. Of course, I am going to continue my
32: contribution including ones described above regardless of whether I
33: will be the member or not.
35: The core team should continue to keep its members diverse. I hope I
36: will be able to take heed of importance of communication from Asian
37: people's point of view as well as advance a view based on my
38: experiences as a committer and a member of re@ and doceng@.
40: Please vote me if you consider me as worthy of inclusion in the new
41: core team. Thank you for your consideration,
43: Hiroki Sato