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Re: Ricardo Wurmus appointed co-maintainer

From: Alex Sassmannshausen
Subject: Re: Ricardo Wurmus appointed co-maintainer
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:50:42 +0200

On 26 Jul 2016 12:27, address@hidden wrote:
> 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 GNU Guix.

Yay! Congrats Ricardo - This is great for the Guix project :)

Happy hacking,


> 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’. 

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