Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Ever wondered who is behind anonsvn.kde.org? Want to know what drives a person to provide that service to KDE for years and years? Martin Eisenhardt will tell you in this weeks behindkde's interview. As we speak he is setting up one of the first anongit.kde.org mirrors, which will be live later this week!
Can you tell us what you do for KDE?
For several years, I have been running one of the mirrors of KDE's Subversion repository. For those who want to know whose mirror is down again: It's anonsvn5.kde.org, also known as kde.mneisen.org.
While I do no programming for KDE (at least not at the moment), I feel that this is a way to give back to KDE's great community.
You are maintaining an anonsvn server for ages now, who pays for that and why such dedication?
"Ages" does mean several years in my case, and it has always been a great pleasure and satisfaction to provide this service to KDE's developers. The server running my mirror is paid for by me; although the server is not dedicated to only serve anonsvn5.kde.org. Quite to the contrary, the server runs many services but still has resources unused, so initially I simply wanted to donate these unneeded resources to a good cause.