[Fontconfig] Time for a new maintainer

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Fri Feb 17 11:24:40 PST 2012


It was about three years ago when I started chasing Keith Packard to review my
git branch of fontconfig.  Eventually, I was transferred maintainership in
June 2009 [1], moving my 190 commits into the upstream repo.  Past six months
have felt like the same, except that Akira TAGOH has been chasing, and I've
been promising reviews that never happen.

So, I believe it is time for me to step down and leave this baby in the
capable hands of Akira.  I expect him to make a few mistakes here and there
initially, like I did (hell, I made a few totally broken releases!), but I'm
confident that this will bring some much-needed attention to fontconfig.

If I ever come back to fontconfig, it will be to rewrite it!

Akira, if you don't already have, please apply for fdo SSH access and
fontconfig group membership.  You are the man now!


[1] http://mces.blogspot.com/2009/06/if-you-see-keith-packard-say-hello.html

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