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jadawin is flying solo

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After about 4 months of mentoring my protege, Philippe Audeoud, along with thierry@, we have cast him free to commit in the wild.

Good luck jadawin, go into the world, and commit to your heart’s content!

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June 26th, 2008 at 1:13 pm

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Introducing new Ports Commiter, Philippe Audeoud aka [email protected]

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I have been fortunate to work with Philippe since the fall, now I get to tor-ment him, along with Thierry Thomas.

This is my first mentee, so let’s hope it is a positive experience for all involved

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February 22nd, 2008 at 6:42 pm

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Once upon a time

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I submitted a PR to assume maintainership of net/citrix_ica on May 25, 2006. It was my first real port PR, and it wasn’t even formatted correctly! I was fortunate, a sympathetic committer (clsung) committed it anyway. A little over a year, and almost 300 PRs later I have been elevated to the ranks of rookie Ports Committer.

Irconically, Cheng-Lung Sung, my first committer, has become my mentor. Seems like the great cycle of life. Under his mentorship I have committed some of my own ports, and closed about a dozen PRs. No pointyhats, yet! Yet is the operative word, I know it is looming out there, it is just a matter of when.

In the meantime, keep the PRs coming, and I will keep on committing.

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September 8th, 2007 at 3:20 pm

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