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From Dirk-Willem van Gulik <di...@covalent.net>
Subject Re: Volunteers: First Cut
Date Mon, 05 Mar 2001 17:56:03 GMT

Thanks Arved,

	Sorry if you feel shanghaied into this. I'll buy you a beer next
time we see F2F to make up for it.


On Sun, 4 Mar 2001, Arved Sandstrom wrote:

> At 07:03 PM 3/3/01 -0800, Dirk-Willem van Gulik wrote:
> >On Sat, 3 Mar 2001, Sam Ruby wrote:
> >> P.S.  Arved nearly volunteered.  Can I nominate him?
> >Arved - whadoyathink ?
> After telling 2 fellow FOP committers that I wasn't planning to, I'll turn 
> around and go for it anyway. Mainly because I can't deny a strong interest 
> in Apache organization above the sub-project level; also, as some of you 
> know, I've been blowing off at the mouth about stuff like that for months, 
> and it's time to actually do something.
> I thought about it for a bit - my primary concern was possible impacts on 
> time that I have for FOP. It occurs to me though that with XML Apache stuff 
> I can make good use of short time snippets, of which I have quite a few, and 
> which are not very useful to me as a FOP coder anyway. I expect little to no 
> impact on my FOP efforts, which are priority for me.
> Without further ado:
> 1.   Arved Sandstrom
>      ==========================================================
> 2.   FOP committer, ASF member
> 3.   Supportive employer (e-plicity, Halifax, Nova Scotia); no conflicting 
> affiliations. 
> 4.   I am currently immersed in XML and Java, both here and at work. I'm 
> very strongly oriented to problem-solving; my background is physics and 
> scientific programming. So it's not so much XML that interests me, as the 
> fact that I think it's a great data format, and I'm a data formats 
> aficionado. I support the use of Java not because I love it (I don't) but 
> because it is a fine GP open-source programming language. I started out with 
> XML through XML::Parser porting work, back around the 2.16 version, both C 
> and Perl.
>      I'm interested in describing and documenting the 
> product/project/software lifecycles that we have here, with a view to 
> understanding what we do well, what we don't do so well, and helping get 
> improvements in place. I'm a processes guy, and have both experience and 
> formal background in software engineering as opposed to programming alone. I 
> share the perspective that sees us solving various problems - 
> infrastructure, web publishing, print publishing, etc - and would like to 
> explore how we can orient our process focus and user experience (buzzword 
> alert!) towards our solutions to problem categories.
>      I'm highly cognizant that we also have open-source goals and open-source 
> conditions that do not apply to business - continuous user input and 
> promotion of our community are just a few of those. I think those are our 
> strengths, and I think it would be really neat to capture and formalize (to 
> some degree) what it is that we do (and can do) under these conditions. So I 
> see part of XML Apache (projects and PMC) innovation as being innovation in
> process.
>      As others have stated about themselves, I'm not afraid to roll up the 
> sleeves. I like testing (yeah, there are a few of us weirdos), documentation 
> (getting worse...), and I have been known to code Webbish stuff.
> Fairly Senior Software Type
> e-plicity (http://www.e-plicity.com)
> Wireless * B2B * J2EE * XML --- Halifax, Nova Scotia
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