Thanks again Markos for the nomination!
I know I’m still somewhat new to be running for Council, but I do hope you will give me at least a little consideration. I have been active within the project for a year as of this month, and an active dev since October. That gives me a somewhat unique blend of knowing the culture of the project, knowing it’s problems, and still being delusional enough that I want to try to fix some of them. Since joining I have run into a couple things that I would like to see resolved sooner rather than later.
I have had a strong interest in Crypto for a long time (over 10 years at this point, and I’m only 23!), and one thing that I’ve noticed Gentoo is lacking is any form of security whatsoever between us, and our user base. Given that, I’d really like to see (at the very bare minimum) GLEP 58 become a reality within the next couple months. I’d also like to see this extended from that point to full tree signing (however, given the state of things, we stand to gain the most security by implementing GLEP 58, so that should really get done first). I personally plan on tryingto carry this forward (regardless of the Council elections). There will be more on this topic posted to -dev when I get everything I want to say coherent enough that I won’t sound like a babbling idiot.
The next thing I would like to see addressed is some of the current “team” problems. It is imperative for this project to have good working QA and DevRel teams. We are honestly zilch of a project if we are constantly breaking things / failing to even remotely work together. However, as is very easily seen by the current situation that apparently it is going to take “Council Appointments” for lead positions before these teams will be able to operate correctly without people forever questioning their right to do so. There were a number of proposals along this line at .
Lastly, git. It needs to happen. It’s no magic bullet, by I really would love to have the whole repository on my own ruddy machine. Need I say more?
So, for those that want to tl;dr; this:
1) GLEP 58-61.
2) Consider QA/DevRel “Team Lead Appointments” or something similar.
Thanks for your time! Feel free to question anything!