Re: Candidacy (Bart Decrem) (was: Re: Candidacy (Michael Meeks))

Dan Mueth <d-mueth uchicago edu> writes:

> On 13 Oct 2000, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> > There has been one unmistakable exception to this trend, and that is
> > Bart Decrem. Remember the level of activity on this list while Bart
> > was on vacation? Pretty much zero. And believe me, you don't even want
> > to know how the foundation would be turning out if it were left up to
> > just us hackers and the corporate lawyers to work out.
> I completely agree with Maciej's statements above.  Bart has done for the
> GNOME Foundation what no other person in the GNOME community could have
> done, or would have done.


Well, you all know, my "political statement" is that we need more hackers
on the board, so I feel a need to say this here:

>From all of the current candidates, Bart is one of the ones I'd miss the
most if he won't be elected. He's done an excellent work to get the GF
running and I really want to have him on the board.


> I'd also like to share some of my impressions of Bart because he has
> been doing most of his work behind the scenes, and I think many GNOME
> contributors have not had the pleasure of working with him yet.
> Every time I have worked with Bart I was amazed at how organized
> and efficient he is.  The first time I really saw him in action was during
> a "guest appearance" of his at the beginning of a steering committee
> meeting where he informed us of all the work he was doing with the GNOME
> Foundation.  I think he covered more ground and we made more decisions in
> the 15 minutes he was present than we normally do in several meetings
> combined.  He was extremely organized, focussed, and goal-oriented.  Bart
> also completely understands the free software ideology and how the GNOME
> community thinks, which means that there is no time wasted on ideas which
> won't fly.
> During my subsequent interactions with him (helping him coordinate the
> membership and elections for the Foundation) he has consistantly proven
> himself to be very efficient, pleasant to work with, and very good at
> finding solutions to problems which everybody can agree on.  I feel Bart
> is quite exceptional in this regard within the GNOME community, and I
> think the GNOME Foundation would suffer a substantial loss without him.
> I'd like to encourage everybody to give careful consideration to voting
> Bart onto the GF board of directors.  (ie. vote for Bart!)

Martin Baulig
martin gnome org (private)
baulig suse de (work)

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