Annotation of statements/obrien, Revision HEAD
1.1 obrien 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 obrien 5: I've been a FreeBSD committer since 1996, and a user since 2.0.
6: My FreeBSD activities include:
1.3 obrien 7: + Maintained parts of the toolchain for over 7 years
8: + Much work in src/contrib and general code cleanups
9: + Been part of the release engineering team starting with 4.1 up
1.2 obrien 10: thru the mid-5 series
11: + I also wrote part of the FreeBSD Handbook & Porter's Handbooks.
1.9 obrien 12: + At one time I had the highest port maintenance count of over
13: 130 ports -- though that record has since been surpassed. :-)
1.3 obrien 14: + Donations@ team member.
15: + I am a src, ports, and docs committer - highly ranked in terms of
16: number of commits in both src and ports.
18: I state all this not to say that one must be an uber committer or developer
19: to be qualified to run for Core. But rather I think one of the most
20: important things for a Core member to do is be very active within The FreeBSD
21: Project before being elected. Be that advocacy, administrative, or development.
1.8 obrien 23: I also feel that Core activities should be a priority among all things in
24: their FreeBSD life. (This also goes for all the other "hats" in the project.)
25: And that Core members should not wear too many FreeBSD "hats" or they cannot
26: fully serve their responsibilities well. As part of this I feel that "did not
27: vote" Core votes should be the exception rather than the norm. Rather the
28: norm should be a vote of real opinion ("yes" or "no") as that says to me the
29: Core member put time and thought into the issue.
1.3 obrien 31: My most applicable attribute as a candidate is that I passionately dedicate
32: myself to things I commit to. Core needs active members. I have dedicated
33: myself to The FreeBSD Project for the past 13 years and made FreeBSD a major
1.6 obrien 34: part of my life. To this end, I strongly promoted FreeBSD at my previous
35: employeer - getting much hardware donated to the Project. I now work for a
1.7 obrien 36: vendor that bases their product on FreeBSD, and which wants to become more
37: active with the community and give back to the community.
1.8 obrien 39: I feel too many discussions are labeled a "bike shed" and immediately
40: discounted. I believe the project should pay more attention to letting
41: all committers state their position and having their position considered
42: in direction and decisions.
44: I have been involved in our multi-platform efforts, and think this is an
45: important aspect of FreeBSD and a big part of our future.