[PC-BSD Docs] New Doc Manager Intro

Dragon Flyer dracheflieger at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 11:28:38 PST 2007

Welcome aboard Fred. May we all bring PC-BSD forward ;-)

On 2/22/07, Fred Gibbs <fred at pcbsd.org> wrote:
> Hello All,
> With great excitement, I have accepted the Documentation Manager's
> position at PC-BSD. I am sorry to see Gerard leave, but he leaves me
> with a great legacy, yet big shoes to fill. I am glad he remains with
> the community/project and look forward to working with him as we move
> forward. It is with the work he and his group completed that I will use
> as a template in moving forward, and with all of your continued input ,
> creative ideas, and support, we can keep providing quality, on-line
> documentation for both veterans and new users of PC-BSD alike.
> I have several ideas that I am in the process of formulating and will
> send an email out over the weekend detailing the direction I'd like to
> go in terms of documentation. As a hint, perhaps PDF is an avenue worth
> exploring!?
> A bit about me (I'm not vain in the least, so it will be brief -
> promise. ; ^)
> I am, (yes, I know : ^(   ) a GNU/Linux refugee. I started with Red Hat
> in 1999 and ended with a few Slackware and Debian boxes last year. I
> eventually switched to FreeBSD and PC-BSD on my primary boxes.
> I have quite a bit of technical writing in the biotech and
> pharmaceutical industries as a clinical database manager.  My current
> position has me working as a business analyst in the healthcare software
> development arena. I also teach college-level psychology and English
> classes a few evenings per week on alternating semesters, and spend what
> free time I have with my lovely wife and children. The "remainder" of
> the time is well-spent volunteering my time towards what I feel a
> worthwhile project, PC-BSD.
> I am looking forward to working with you all! I feel strongly committed
> to this project and am very excited to hear your thoughts about how we
> can, as a "department", continue the work Gerard and volunteers have
> completed and bring in new ideas and sub-projects from you all: if it
> will enhance what currently exists, I'm all for it! I think this is a
> unique time in the evolution of "free" OSes and look forward to any
> footprint we can leave behind.
> I am located in New England (-5:00 GMT), so emails will come and go for
> some time hours without an immediate response. Please know that I am
> on-line first thing every morning and again throughout the day. I will
> respond as soon as possible to any queries you have of me. Again, I look
> forward to working with all of you and want to express my appreciation
> to the PC-BSD Team and extended community for this opportunity.
> Cheers!
> Fred
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