Branden Robinson | 14 Mar 21:28 2002
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Re: Rebuttals appended to candidate platforms

On Thu, Mar 14, 2002 at 12:12:44AM -0600, Debian Project Secretary wrote:
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> Hi,
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> 	5 days late, rebuttals have bee4n appended to the platforms of
>  candidates who submitted rebuttals. I apologize for the delay. 

Yes, I need to claim responsibility for this.  I wasn't able to finish
authoring my rebuttal because I've had my hands full with XFree86
4.1.0-15 and pgi 0.9.4.4 preparation.

My apologies to the other candidates.

For the record, I'll note that I'm much, much more efficient writing
emails than HTML.  Probably because I'm obsessed with making sure my
HTML validates correctly.  :)

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Branden Robinson | 14 Mar 23:09 2002
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Re: Rebuttals appended to candidate platforms

On Thu, Mar 14, 2002 at 12:12:44AM -0600, Debian Project Secretary wrote:
> 	5 days late, rebuttals have bee4n appended to the platforms of
>  candidates who submitted rebuttals. I apologize for the delay. 

Belatedly, here is mine:

http://people.debian.org/~branden/platform+rebuttal.html

Also MIME-attached.

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Branden Robinson's Platform for Debian Project Leader -- 2002

Introduction and Biography

Greetings, fellow Debian developers.

The purpose of this message is to outline the reasons I am running for Debian Project Leader (DPL), and to present an idea of some specific things I would like to accomplish during my term, if elected.

First, a brief biographical introduction is in order. My name is Branden (Continue reading)

David N. Welton | 15 Mar 01:25 2002

questions: programming and leadership experience


I have a few more questions, if you don't mind my prying into your
pasts.  If you don't wish to answer, that's ok.

1) How long have you been in the software industry?  (Doing what kinds
   of work?)

2) How much of that time has been dedicated to free software?

3) How much management experience do you have, in what kinds of
   environments?

I'm not really interested too much in specifics, just an idea of your
respective experiences in the "Real World".  If you have time/feel
like it, you might also comment on the relationship of the
aforementioned "Real World" with free software projects.  In 500 words
or less - or, as an alternative, "what I did during my summer
vacation".

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Bdale Garbee | 15 Mar 05:35 2002

Re: questions: programming and leadership experience

davidw <at> dedasys.com (David N. Welton) writes:

> 1) How long have you been in the software industry?

One way or another, since about 1979.

I've done enough different kinds of work that it's hard to summarize quickly.
Everything from being a system admin, to building embedded systems hardware 
and software that's now in orbit.

> 2) How much of that time has been dedicated to free software?

As much of it as possible.  :-)

My first programming experiences were in a shared source, community development
environment.  Along the way, I've earned a living writing "secret source"
software at various times.  But during the decade-plus that I spent managing a
computing infrastructure group for HP/Agilent, almost everything interesting
we worked on involved free software, and I was a high-profile advocate for
free software in the company.  My current job is the first time I've been
explicitly paid to work full time on free software.

> 3) How much management experience do you have, in what kinds of
>    environments?

A couple years as general manager of an all-volunteer campus radio station,
nearly 13 years managing a group of engineers and technicians inside HP,
service on the board of directors of several non-profit corporations, founded
a local chapter of an international non-profit organization, past Chairman of 
the Pikes Peak FM Association, past Vice President and board member of Tucson 
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Scott Dier | 15 Mar 07:07 2002

Re: Some questions for the candidates...

* Anthony Towns <aj <at> azure.humbug.org.au> [020306 03:45]:
>        http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:5U4Nl71NoMEC:www.geocrawler.com/archives/3/216/1998/5/100/1143489/++site:www.geocrawler.com+%22debian+development+modem%22+bdale&hl=en

With context!

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&oe=ISO-8859-1&threadm=199805300704.BAA08336%40chunks.gag.com&rnum=1&prev=/groups%3Fq%3Dg:thl2976599177d%26hl%3Den%26ie%3DISO-8859-1%26oe%3DISO-8859-1%26selm%3D199805300704.BAA08336%2540chunks.gag.com

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Branden Robinson | 15 Mar 09:21 2002
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Re: Debian GNU/Hurd and Debian GNU/*BSD

On Sat, Mar 09, 2002 at 03:03:46PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> My questions for the three candidates are:
> 
>   What is your personal opinion on those ports?

I'm very enthusiastic about them.  I don't have time at present to
devote to helping them out very much at a technical level,
unfortunately, but I'm quite interested in allocating some disk space to
playing with them.

I used 4.3BSD before I even knew about Linux.  The Hurd also holds a
great deal of interest for me.  These projects seem to me to fall
completely within Debian's charter, and I'd like to see them grow and
thrive.

>   Will you support the above mentioned changes?

I'll support anything that doesn't have a long-term detrimental effect
on Debian's already-installed base.

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David N. Welton | 15 Mar 09:30 2002

Re: questions: programming and leadership experience

Branden Robinson <branden <at> debian.org> writes:

> Can you narrow the scope of your question a little bit?  I'm not
> sure what you're after, exactly.  :)

I wasn't after anything in particular, just some general curiousity
about work experience and work-related leadership experience.  You
have both answered quite satisfactorily.

Thankyou,
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Raphael Hertzog | 15 Mar 09:47 2002
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Re: questions: programming and leadership experience

Le Fri, Mar 15, 2002 at 01:25:06AM +0100, David N. Welton écrivait:
> 1) How long have you been in the software industry?  (Doing what kinds
>    of work?)

I'm still a student, but I already have some experience in the (free)
sotfware industry :
- I launched (with some friends) my own enterprise during the dotcom
  period. We created the software behind www.deenoo.com and
  www.beetell.com. I coordinated the work on the "backend".
  That was 2 year ago.
- 3 years ago, I participated in the creation of Logidée
  (www.logidee.com), a professionnal training company dedicated to free
  software. I worked there last summer and (re)wrote the "Logidee tools",
  which is free software (cf logidee-tools package).
- I also helped in the creation of a Debian based distribution
  specialized in education (for french only). It has been contributed
  by Logidée and is due to be announced RSN. The specification
  of this distribution was made by a working group called "linuxpedagogie" :
  http://shalmaneser.sortilege.org/cndp/pedagogie/
  The code we wrote (that is of general interest to Debian) has been
  contributed in the debian-installer CVS.
- I'm actually working at France Telecom R&D, I'm porting
  a java framework for virtual world (large-scale distributed world) to
  the Pocket PC (using personal java). I'm using Debian as
  development platform.

If you have more precise questions about something I stated here, don't
hesitate.

Cheers,
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Raphael Hertzog | 15 Mar 10:34 2002
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Re: questions: programming and leadership experience

Le Fri, Mar 15, 2002 at 09:47:18AM +0100, Raphael Hertzog écrivait:
> - I'm actually working at France Telecom R&D, I'm porting

Of course, I meant "currently" and not "actually". Just yet another
common mistake for french speakers. :-)

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Branden Robinson | 15 Mar 09:17 2002
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Re: Q for candidates: the ALS issue

On Sun, Mar 10, 2002 at 04:05:23PM -0600, Chris Lawrence wrote:
> 1. What actions (if any) would you take at DPL to ensure that similar
>    problems do not recur in the future?

Manoj (who was there) and I (who was not) were both pretty steamed about
how Debian was treated at ALS 2001.

I proposed to threaten a boycott.  Essentially, to fight the battle with
USENIX in the press.

In frankness, however, a better approach would be for some USENIX
members to draft an open letter to the appropriate body or committee
within USENIX to ask them to address the issues before going on the
warpath, as it were.

This is a reactive stance, not a pro-active one, but if Debian gets a
reputation for not rolling over, we may make future conferences safer
for all non-profit organizations who seek to have a presence at trade
shows.

To date, unfortunately, I don't think anything at all has been done
about this, and that benefits no one.

> 2. What role do you see Debian playing at similar trade shows in the
>    future (whether organized by USENIX or not)?

The same role we traditionally have at ALS and LinuxWorld; as long as we
get our paperwork sent in on time (see section III of my platform), I
find it difficult to conceive of Debian's traditional role at the shows
as being anything but a success.
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