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1.1       marcel      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       marcel      5: Campaign slogan: It's about time!
                      7: For the last 10 years or so, I've been working in various corners
                      8: of the FreeBSD repository. It all started with the Linuxulator,
                      9: then maintained by Soren. I'm now mostly working on making FreeBSD
                     10: a true multi-platform OS in general and improving support on ia64
                     11: and powerpc in particular. Examples of my work include uart(4)
                     12: and more recently gpart(8). But my contributions are not limited
                     13: to the src tree alone (though it is the most significant). I used
                     14: to maintain ports related to the Linuxulator and I try to keep the
                     15: platform pages up-to date for ia64.
                     17: My current work is typical for how I see FreeBSD, whether as it is
                     18: now or what I think it should become: a generic operating system
                     19: that can be used in embedded devices on one end of the spectrum,
                     20: and in high-end servers on the other end.
                     21: To give users the "FreeBSD experience" across the board is not a
                     22: trivial task and requires a certain amount of alignment of both
                     23: developers and users alike. Flexibility is the keyword.
                     25: My reasons to run for -core again are driven this time mostly by
                     26: the fact that I have the support from my employer. The desire to
                     27: contribute more than just on the technical front has not changed
                     28: over the years. It's the lack of time and support that made me
                     29: skip last years election. While, I'm sure, it's by far the most
                     30: unsexy reason in the history of FreeBSD, it enables me to spend
                     31: the time it takes to be a -core member. Time is key: without it
                     32: nothing happens and according to the infinite monkey theorem,
                     33: everything is possible given infinite time.
                     35: Questions? Let me know and I'll answer them here...

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