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Re: [edgebsd-developers] Election platform [was: Planning the election for project leader]

And I'll vote for myself of course :)
-- khorben

On 29/01/2015 02:16, Pierre Pronchery wrote:
> 			Dear EdgeBSD developers,
> On 04/09/2014 00:59, Pierre Pronchery wrote:
>> The next and equally as important thing, is that according to our
>> project constitution we have to organize the first election for
>> leadership! I did not forget about it, and I really want to let this
>> happen. So I will try to find the time until EuroBSDCon this year to
>> create a platform and offer to pursue my commitment to this project,
>> welcome alternative proposals, and then open the vote.
> I am very late and very sorry about it. But keeping to my own promise, I
> would like to open the first election process for the leadership of the
> EdgeBSD Project.
> Needless to say, I am applying for a new "mandate" - and so far, I am
> the only declared candidate. So without further ado, please find my
> election platform here.
> Election platform: Pierre Pronchery (khorben)
> =============================================
> 1. Status and achievements of the project
> -----------------------------------------
> Well, first of all, being its founder, I am glad that the project still
> exists, that it seems attractive enough to build and sustain a
> community, of which a few developers or enthusiasts are on their way to
> become official NetBSD developers! This alone keeps me happy and
> motivated to continue our work.
> On a purely technical level, I have to admit that I am not fully
> satisfied. This may be simply because I always want to achieve more;
> maybe also because the edgebsd-6 branch (for the stable release)
> currently cannot fully build the release for the amd64 and i386
> architectures, and I haven't managed to fix this yet. Apologies again.
> On another hand, we do have a stable release, with ASLR (amd64, i386),
> SSP (all supported platforms), support for root filesystem encryption
> (amd64, i386) and signed binary packages (amd64, i386) with LTS support
> (over 350 updates performed). We are managing the release thanks to Git
> as the SCM, around which we have managed to automate a number of
> processes and learned about the advantages and limitations. I admit
> again that documentation is lacking a bit.
> We also have a preliminary release of the edgebsd-7 testing branch
> (amd64, i386), which helps fix the remaining issues of NetBSD 7 of
> course. Packages are still missing there, but pkgsrc 2015Q1 (our next
> tentative LTS branch) is being prepared now.
> My feeling about the infrastructure is mixed too. We are currently
> facing limitations with disk capacity, and would benefit from
> virtualized containers for both services and builds. This is another
> objective listed below.
> I also tried to keep EdgeBSD on the map, with presence at conferences
> such as FOSDEM, AsiaBSDcon and EuroBSDcon this year, as well as on the
> BSDTV show.
> Last but not least, a number of issues in NetBSD were identified through
> our work on EdgeBSD, most of which I wouldn't have found myself without
> founding this project, and this is also one more reason for me to keep
> doing this: signing packages, SSP builds, the FAT bootloader and more.
> 2. Incoming tasks
> -----------------
> There are many, many tasks on my plate.
> Most importantly, ensuring a stable and attractive EdgeBSD 7 release,
> perhaps with a switch to pkg-ng's binary package format (while keeping
> the pkgsrc infrastructure).
> More difficult, I would like to reset our Git tree. There are now more
> alternatives available to joerg@'s conversion, like from IIJ or from
> Eric S. Raymond, and I believe this is a good time to have a look at
> them. I have also identified a different way to use Git the way we
> currently do but while sparing resources, by merging our netbsd-src.git
> and edgebsd-src.git repositories together, and likely for
> netbsd-pkgsrc.git and edgebsd-pkgsrc.git. This could be done together
> with an infrastructure upgrade.
> All the while, this experience should be made beneficial to the NetBSD
> project, probably by providing CVS access to the infrastructure - thus
> experimenting with a possible migration plan.
> And more generally, more automation, cross-compiling packages, and - if
> we find the resources - working on deeper changes to the NetBSD source
> tree, like reducing the base system and splitting it in more repositories.
> 3. Conclusion
> -------------
> With this off my chest, I would like to thank everyone on #EdgeBSD
> Freenode for their support, all our developers and users, and I hope to
> be able to continue to serve our communities!
> I will welcome your OpenPGP-signed votes on the mailing-list, until
> Friday 6th February 2015, 23:59 GMT. Additionally, competing platforms
> are welcome too, and I am prepared to report the election and give
> everyone time to vote again if anyone feels like taking the lead!
> Thank you!


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