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Re: Questionnaire

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: Questionnaire
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2011 02:15:43 +0200
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On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 07:44:46PM -0400, Kyle Bayes wrote:

Sorry for the late answer... I'm desperately trying to catch up with the
backlog in my inbox.

> I work as a software programmer and web designer/programmer, writing
> free software for a small company in my hometown.

Nice :-)

> I've been using Debian GNU/Hurd for quite a while now.  I also have
> been learning about Hurd for about a year, and I've even wrote some
> basic translators.

That's pretty impressive... I'm surprised you haven't contacted us
before :-) I'm looking forward to your contributions!

>     My interests include porting packages and writing documentation
>     and working on existing or writing new Hurd servers or libraries.
>     Also, I'm willing to work on the standard C library.

You seem to have a pretty good idea already what you want to work on --
so I guess you don't need us to propose any specific tasks to you?...

>     I do not have a lot of practice in kernel programming, besides
>     writing a couple of Hurd translators, but I did put a lot of time
>     reading about kernel development.  At my university's library I
>     spent hours reading most of the available books on operating
>     systems.  I studied the Minux source code to understand how
>     multi-server kernels work.  I also studied Mach's source code as
>     well. I read a lot of research that was going on in 2nd generation
>     micro-kernels, such as L4.  Plus, I'm familiar with the concepts
>     of Hurd and Mach.

Again, very impressive :-)


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