Annotation of statements/jmallett, Revision HEAD
1.1 jmallett 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 jmallett 4: Several years ago Mike Smith left the Core Team saying, "it's not fun anymore."
5: Well, what could be more fun than standing as a candidate with no hope of being
6: elected? That's exactly what negacore has done in past elections, and what I am
7: standing for this time.
1.1 jmallett 8:
1.2 jmallett 9: I beg you not to elect me. My attention span was surely forged in the shadow of
10: the Peter Wemm Murphy Field judging by its numerous inherent faults, and I
11: haven't done anything much for FreeBSD recently. Sure, there are a lot of
12: things I'd like to do, but it never seems to happen (which is unsurprising given
13: the amount of effort I put in.) Please, help make sure that I end up as part
14: of negacore once again: vote me straight to the bottom of the list.
16: There should be many qualified, respected, reasonable people running, and I
17: expect to measure up to nearly nil on all of those fronts. You should really
18: be able to find some people you desperately want to elect. Hell, why not elect
19: the current team once more? They've done some great things and have handled
20: their duties wisely and with reason, as we've all seen from the reports over the
21: last two years.
23: When (not if, please) elected to negacore, I will follow through on a platform
24: not of change, but of something even more boring than the status quo. It's
25: exciting to talk about change, but the Core Team isn't supposed to be exciting,
26: they're supposed to be reliable. To that end, I intend to be the most reliable
27: negacore member of all time. If ever a non sequitur or bad decision is needed,
28: I'll be there. If ever somebody ready, willing and able to lead the FreeBSD
29: project into a pit of despair is needed, I will be there. Or, perhaps even more
30: true to the job description, I will be nowhere to be found. I will forget the
31: key to the cabal IRC channel and start bouncing all FreeBSD-related email to
32: firstname.lastname@example.org -- let them deal with it, I have more important things*
33: to do.
35: You think we should convert the CVS^W^H SVN repository to git, Kris? Negacore
36: will instead convert all of the /developers/ to gits. As some have pointed out,
37: this plan is fundamentally flawed, and we like it that way. So please, please,
38: elect me to negacore, and reelect all of the wonderful people serving on the
39: Core Team today for another two years of painstaking misery for our benefit,
40: and replace the lousy ones with CIA plants. I suggest philodendrons.
42: * - i.e. investigating the differences in flavor-to-cost ratio in leading and
43: generic whipped cream brands.