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Belated mentor announcements

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Where has the summer gone?

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September 23rd, 2010 at 1:06 pm

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Introducing ports committer, Rene Ladan

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I am pleased to introduce Rene Ladan, (rene) to the ports tree! He has been a long time ports contributor, and a Dutch Documentation committer. He made the classic mistake of sending in too many PRs, so I decided to punish him.

Congratulations, Rene!

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April 17th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

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Introducing ports committer, Giuseppe Pilichi

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Last month (yes I know I am late), Gabor Pali asked me to co-mentor Giuseppe Pilichi (jacula@), to join the FreeBSD Haskell Effort, aka the Haskell World Domination team. As I had the pleasure to mentor pgj@ into the ports world, it seemed fitting to assist with jacula!

Congratulations, Giuseppe!

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April 17th, 2010 at 12:53 pm

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New ports committer, Alberto Villa

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I am pleased to announce my latest mentee, Alberto Villa. Alberto has been a dedicated contributor with the FreeBSD KDE team, and it was finally time to punish him with a ports commit bit.

Martin Wilke will be Alberto’s co-mentor in this little adventure!

Congratulations Alberto!

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January 24th, 2010 at 2:48 am

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Dima Panov flying solo

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Dima “Red Fox” Panov, aka fluffy@ has been a dedicated contributor to the FreeBSD KDE team, and his hard work has paid off, miwi@ and I have cast him loose to collect pointy hats on his own.

It has been a pleasure being your mentor, Dima, good look, and may your INDEX breakages be elusive :-D

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January 22nd, 2010 at 3:57 am

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Introducing new Ports Committer, Dima Panov

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I will be mentoring Dima along with Martin Wilke. Dima was instrumental working behind the scenes in preparing the FreeBSD port of KDE 4.3 and as a result we are punishing him with a commit bit.

Dima’s new handle is [email protected]

Just remember Dima, you are not a real committer until you break the INDEX, then fix it!

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August 11th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

New Ports committer, Alexander Logvinov, avl@

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Short story long, I was privileged to meet Greg Larkin, glarkin@, at BSDCan 2009. We were chatting during lunch time one day and he says something like, “I really should mentor somebody”. I told him I would take him up on the offer in the near future.

That moment arrived, to co-mentor avl@.

Congratulations Alexander, may your pointyhats be elusive :)

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May 28th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

dhn flying solo

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Dennis Herrmann worked very hard since receving his port commit bit, and today miwi and I set him free.

Good luck Dennis, and remember, I like chocolate chip cookies :-)

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May 20th, 2009 at 5:01 am

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New ports committer, Gabor Pali

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Just in time for the 7.2 freeze, I got word from portmgr@ that I could mentor Gabo Pali, pgj@ in ports, with gabor@ as co-mentor.

I first hooked up with pgj@ when I submitted a PR to add a light bulb joke in the FreeBSD FAQ. Since that time, pgj@ wanted to wade into the ports world by helping out with Haskell. I have been reviewing his work since the new year, and decided to make it legit early in April.

Enjoy the enhanced commit privs, Gabor, and please don’t break the INDEX!

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April 16th, 2009 at 3:31 am

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New ports committer, Dennis Herrmann

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I am fortunate to be co-mentor with Martin Wilke, to learn Dennis the subtle nuances of being a Ports Committer.

Don’t think of Dennis as +1 to the German World Domination Team, think of him as a citizen of the world. Of course, should Dennis receive is first Pointyhat, I will declare him German, and Martin will declare him West German :>

Congratulations, Dennis, may your Pointyhats be elusive!

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March 4th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

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