Presenting Replicant’s Community Manager

The Replicant Steering Committee has concluded the second round of evaluations of the applications for the community manager role.

We would like to thank all the candidates that have applied for the role. It has been a greatly encouraging experience to receive so many valuable proposals and to observe such a responsiveness to our call.

Selecting one candidate among all participants has been no easy task, given the interesting variety of valuable profiles we had the pleasure to evaluate.

The key aspects that have been considered are, in no particular order:

  • the candidate having been actively participating in the community’s activities and discussions, in the forum, the wiki, the mailing list and the official IRC channel, as well as in-person meetings
  • the candidate’s experience in installing Replicant and in solving problems related to this activity
  • the candidate’s overall confidence with the practical aspects of using Replicant and helping users with related issues, doubts and information requests
  • the candidate’s involvement with other free-software projects similar to Replicant and/or with interesting points of contact with the work being done in Replicant
  • the candidate’s ability to write useful and comprehensible periodical reports to keep the community informed about the project’s activities
  • the candidate’s ability to contribute to Replicant’s technical documentation
  • the differences with typical free software backgrounds (to be able to bring more diverse perspectives to the project)

All these aspects considered, Kurtis Hanna emerged as the most suitable candidate for the role.

Kurtis has been a very active community member since at least 2016, successfully helping users in various occasions with different issues and enquiries.
He is well informed about various free-software projects and has often acted as a link between some of those projects and Replicant.
He participated in and/or helped organise many of the gatherings that have been held by Replicant members throughout the last 4 years, either in person or remotely, contributing his thoughts, impressions and valuable proposals.

In the next few weeks, we will be coordinating with Kurtis and the FSF to work out the applicable funding conditions and to define the contract that will regulate the Community Manager’s duties.

Once again, we thank all applicants and the whole community in general.


The Replicant Steering Committee