BillyBreen (billybreen) wrote,
BillyBreen
billybreen

Keith Packard, you got served!

I was reading the release plan for the forthcoming super amazing X.Org build, and I got quite a shock under the 'People' heading. Way down at #43 was 'Ryan Breen.' I assumed it wasn't me, so I was immediately afraid that some other, vastly more powerful, tech nerd with my name was going to steal all my ego Google slots. I did some poking around, and it turns out that it really was me -- an X bug I submitted to Gentoo back in the day was fixed in this build, so they gave me credit as a bug reporter.

I know the 'People' heading specifies a pretty low bar for admittance -- it includes anyone who has 'in some way contributed to the release.' I guess that includes me, and it's cool and all, but I can't help but feel a little ashamed to be on the list with Keith Packard (even if I'm at 43 and he's at 2) given that any contribution I made was tiny and indirect.

Actually, I'm just pissed I wasn't #42.
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