Call for potential ports maintainers

Marius Nünnerich marius at
Thu Feb 12 10:49:54 PST 2009

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 6:32 PM, Thomas Abthorpe <tabthorpe at> wrote:
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> This topic came up in IRC, and I was encouraged to go out, and find some new
> maintainers.
> At any given time, approximately 20 - 25% of all ports are unmaintained. Not
> all unmaintained ports need updating, but some do. That is where you folks
> come in.
> There are a bunch of you out there who are subscribers to this list (and other
> FreeBSD related lists too, I am sure), you have FreeBSD installed and likely
> have quite an array of ports installed on this system of yours. You are
> subscribed as a means of keeping up with the world of FreeBSD.
> But you have been holding back, thinking "I really would like to do something
> to contribute to the success of FreeBSD, but I am not sure what."
> How do I know this? I was one, a silent observer on the mailing lists, and in
> on IRC. Then one day, I answered a similar plea,
> I have summarised some details on the wiki on Adopting Ports,
> The gauntlet has been thrown down, who among you is prepared to pick it up?

Ok, I'll take www/libwww, x11/xlockmore, graphics/libexif and
graphics/libexif-gtk. None of those needs updating right now so could
you simply put my name in as the maintainer?

Thanks for _your_ contribution to FreeBSD :)

 - Marius

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