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Re: Ricardo Wurmus appointed co-maintainer

From: Roel Janssen
Subject: Re: Ricardo Wurmus appointed co-maintainer
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:08:16 +0200
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Ludovic Courtès writes:

> Hello Guix!
> I’m happy to announce that Ricardo Wurmus has just been appointed by the
> GNU overseers to join me as co-maintainer of GNUGuix.
> Ricardo is a long-time free software activist and has been making
> significant contributions to Guix for the most part of its young history
> in terms of code, reviews, and talks.  He has deployed Guix on the
> bioinformatics clusters of his workplace and trained his co-workers.  He
> undoubtedly has all the technical and social skills I would expect for
> the job.  Please welcome him warmly!  :-)
> I don’t like to think in terms of titles, and it’s important to me that
> everyone can contribute to every aspect of the project in their
> capacity, and that decision-making remains consensus-based.  So I asked
> myself what it means to have a maintainer hat.  I think it boils down to
> three duties: safeguarding the project (making sure we remain true to
> our goals, ensure our code of conduct is honored and GNU policies are
> followed), giving a direction and providing guidance (paying attention
> to the release schedule, not losing track of priorities, being “present”
> and aware of ongoing developments), and overseeing the infrastructure
> and administrative things (build farm, FTP uploads, mailing list admin,
> etc.)  Anyone can work on these tasks, but presumably maintainers have
> “the big picture”.
> Thank you for joining, Ricardo!
> Ludo’.

Congratulations Ricardo!  This is absolutely great news. :)

Kind regards,
Roel Janssen

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