Annotation of statements/julian, Revision HEAD
1.1 julian 1: # Please enter a brief statement describing your background
2: # as a candidate for the core election.
1.2 julian 3: I've been associated with FreeBSD since about the beginning.
1.1 julian 4:
1.6 julian 5: I'm from Australia, born early enough to have been programming
6: well before many of the developers were born (35 years)
7: and currenly have 2.9 children (maybe 3 as you read this?).
9: I think I was offline on the week they actually started FreeBSD
10: but I was in shortly after that. Before that I maintained
1.2 julian 11: the central machine for the 386BSD patchkit development.
1.6 julian 12: The three years before that ('90-93) I was already
13: working on the BSD4.3 kernel and Mach 2.6 (based largely
14: on BSD4.3) for work, so 386BSD and FreeBSD was a natural
1.2 julian 16:
1.5 julian 17: Since then I have had a hand in (to various extents):
1.2 julian 18:
1.6 julian 19: The original scsi system. (actually still in NetBSD I'm told)
20: The original devfs. (still in MacOS-X)
1.2 julian 21: The first generic (BIOS based) boot blocks
22: Divert sockets
25: Threading the kernel
26: The 4bsd scheduler
27: many other things I've forgotten.
29: Sometimes successfully, sometimes less so.
1.5 julian 30: I promise I have never been in the VM system.
1.3 julian 31:
1.7 julian 32: Over the years, I have learned that the thing that keeps
1.6 julian 33: the project going is the general cohesiveness of the group.
34: I've stood back for several years NOT running to be a
35: part of core, however the stars aligned this time
1.2 julian 36: so I think that the time has come to do my bit for the group.
38: I have a lot of historical experience and have, I think a reasonable
39: grip on keeping people working together and civil. I also speak fluent cat,
1.3 julian 40: which helps in the cat-herding part of the job. One could of course never
1.2 julian 41: hope to compare with JKH in that department.
1.5 julian 43: I'm not running on technical merits. I don't think that is
1.3 julian 44: what being in core is actually about. It's about making sure that
45: developers can develop, and that the group acts well with internal
46: and external players. Sometimes it means "tough love" but often it
47: just requires a nudge here or a hint there.
1.2 julian 49: Anyhow I've put my hat in the ring so if it looks good to you..
1.3 julian 50: