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Re: new Patch Manager needed (request for volunteer)

From: Michael W Thelen <thelenm_at_cs.utah.edu>
Date: 2004-05-04 04:59:08 CEST

* kfogel@collab.net <kfogel@collab.net> [2004-05-03 14:21]:
> These will be tough shoes to fill. But I'm hoping someone will step
> up: it's an important role, we have really grown to depend on the
> Patch Manager to keep things organized.

I've been reading the Subversion lists for a few months now, and have
started getting familiar with the code and documentation. I love using
Subversion and would like to help out in any way I can. The role of
Patch Manager sounds like it would fit my current (fairly low) level of
expertise pretty well, and I am willing to volunteer for the job.
Besides, I'm the sort of perfectionist who likes to make sure that
details are taken care of and loose ends are wrapped up. My tedious
personality is practically begging me to volunteer.

I understand that I'm a relative newcomer and not particularly
well-known, but I take my responsibilities seriously and if you decide
to go with me as the new Patch Manager, I will do my very best.

Some details about me that may or may not be relevant:
- I read email religiously, using fetchmail/procmail/mutt.
- I work full-time, with flexible hours. Most of my free time is on
  evenings and weekends, but I read email all day long.
- My programming background is mostly in C++ and Perl, though I am
  comfortable with C and am picking up Ruby. I notice that a lot of
  Subversion developers seem to be Python folks, but I don't hold that
  against anyone. :-) I've actually been meaning to learn Python
  anyway, and what better reason than to make a contribution?
- My personal homepage is http://mike.pietdepsi.com/. It's nothing
  particularly stimulating, but has a few more details about me.

Feel free to grill me, or submit me to whatever hazing you deem
necessary. :-)

-- Mike

Michael W. Thelen
I happen to feel that the degree of a person's intelligence is directly
reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the
same topic.     -- Lisa Alther, "Kinflicks", 1975

Received on Tue May 4 03:59:41 2004

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