Those of you who have been following the mailing lists will have
noticed (or participated in) a thread bemoaning the continued lack of
feedback from the core team. That thread is still very active, but
one suggestion (made by phk) was to send out a message asking for help
getting things done. It's easy to claim that this would work, but
first we need to know if anybody would be interested. Here's phk's
The FreeBSD core team is looking for an assistant to help with
tracking and recording the issues being worked by core.
When a request or question is sent to core@ you reply with an
acknowledgement that it has been received, and nag the core team
until it has been decided on and replied to.
It is also your responsibility to prepare a summary of core@'s
businnes once per month and after cores approval of the text, to
send this to developers@. This summary should be detailed enough to
show the committers which core members participate in the core
business and which don't.
You will obviously gain insight into the work of and communications
of the core team, but apart from the above mentioned summary, this
information is of course strictly confidential.
The FreeBSD project has a comprehensive benefits plan which you will
take full advantage off. The benefits include: Lots and lots of
email. birth control (you wont have time to spend with your SO),
sunburn protection (you wont have time to spend away from the
Despite the appearances, this is not an official request for
applicants. We just want to know who would be interested in doing
such a thankless task, and whether it's worth core's time to discuss
the exact terms of reference (does the person get elected, for
example, or appointed?). If you're interested, it's your choice
whether you copy -developers, though personally I'd prefer if you just
replied to core@.
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