Getting to know your portmgr@ — Martin Wilke

November 25, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

In this interview, we talk to Martin Wilke, aka miwi, the high quality automated PR and commit bot.


Martin Wilke

Committer name


Inspiration for your IRC nick

MartIn WIlke

TLD of origin


Current TLD (if different from above)



System Administrator

When did you join portmgr@

Jun 4 08:35:57 UTC 2009 (actually a few hours earlier because we did
know that already)

Blog (I did not write anything in ages ^^)

Inspiration for using FreeBSD

Can I use a shout cart? that should explain it
quite well I think.

Who was your first contact in FreeBSD

To be honest, I think many because I spam GNATS quiet heavily :)

Who was your mentor(s)

Krion (wave)

What was your most embarrassing moment in FreeBSD

If you want to know, see my commit history, you will find a lot :(

Boxers / Briefs / other


vi(m) / emacs / other

vi(m)/mcedit :)

What keeps you motivated in FreeBSD

Still the community

Favourite musician/band

Gerneral I still like and listen a lot to of German Hip Hop (I still feel
very young!)

What book do you have on your bedside table.

Book? Can I eat that?

coffee / tea / other

black coffee

Do you have a guilty pleasure


How would you describe yourself

Shy :)

sendmail / postfix / other


Do you have a hobby outside of FreeBSD

When you have kids there is not much time left for hobbies :)

What is your favourite TV show

Stargate*, House

Claim to Fame

miwibot and friends ..

What did you have for breakfast today

Rotti Chanai, Ice Milo

What sports team do you support

I keep on following F1 and hope a other German Driver will win ..

What else do you do in the world of FreeBSD

Trying to clean up bapts stuff *gg* (joking), lately I helped a lot
on the cluster setup / package packaging.

What can you tell us about yourself that most people don’t know

I canâ~@~Yt else you will know :)

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Any parting words you want to share.

Have a nice day!

What is your .sig at the moment

Mess with the best, die like the rest :).

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