Call for potential ports maintainers2009年02月13日 15時34分26秒

Call for potential ports maintainers と freebsd-ports にメールが投げられた。以下全文訳。

This topic came up in IRC, and I was encouraged to go out, and find some new maintainers.
IRC で新しい担当者を探すことを勧められた。
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.
大体、20% から 25% の ports に担当者がいない。その中には更新の必要なものが幾つかある。そこで、君達に頼みたい。
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.
いまこのメッセージを呼んでいる人達は、たくさん入れられている各々の ports を最新の FreeBSD 環境を保つために、この freebsd-ports を購読している方々だと思う。
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?

FreeBSD ports status by portname for maintainer が現在担当者の付いていない一覧になっている。japanese 関連も結構な数が羅列されていて、本家の人達では手が出せないと思う。興味があるのなら、これを機に挑戦してみては如何だろうか。