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List: xml-cocoon-dev Subject: Nicola Ken Barozzi From: "Nicola Ken Barozzi" firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2002-03-04 13:10:45 [Download message RAW] Following the positive result of the votation on me getting committer status, my account has been created. :-) I'm very happy to become part of all this, and will do my best to live up to the high Apache standards. Since it's become common practice, here is a short (as for my standards) bio. I was born, premature of one month, on the 25th of March, 1974 in Pavia, Italy (where Stefano Mazzocchi lives). My parents called me Nicola (first name) Ken (second name) Barozzi (last name). Nicola is my Italian name. Since my father had been working for 17 years in Japan ATT and knew we would have to go there, they decided to also call me with a Japanese name, Ken (meaning: man who respects the law). Then they appended "Barozzi" because it seems to be a family tradition ;-) . The funny thing is that in Italy they call me Ken, in Japan, Nico(l|r)a! At one point, my middle name had been automatically removed, because they said that the computers asked only for one name. So I changed my name to "Nicola Ken". This means that you can call me as you wish. I propose (do we need a [VOTE]?) that I be called Nicola Ken, but please don't call me names. ;-P I lived in Crema, Italy for all my life except 5 years (age 5-10), which I spent in Tokyo, Japan. I attended St. Mary's International School there, and American English became my (temporary) mother language. I've finished high school, but still have 7 exams to finish Mechanical Engineering, where I'm still formally a student. Now I work as Project Manager in an automation firm, where we make complete lines for flat glass handling and printing, CRT tube handling, and spiral wound gasket machines; we use Cocoon for the Intranet. I also collaborate with a new startup called intexti.it that uses Cocoon (courtesy of Nicola Ken, of course ;-). I learned of Cocoon some years ago, and started collaborating with the developers. Giacomo Pati and Stefano were very helpful in making me partecipate, but I didn't understand a thing about opensource. Much has happened after the first misunderstandings, and I think I am now a better person. I think that in this regard, I am the living proof that Apache is about community, and that it makes you grow. I learned from my mistakes, and this was an opportunity that I'm grateful to have been granted. Last year I collaborated with Bibop to create a WYSIWYG semantical editor for XML, and worked under Gianugo Rabellino, who has been the only one I ever considered my boss. Things changed during the process, and now the project is on my hd waiting to get a life. Part of the project (GUI framework) has been opensourced with Apache-style license, and will be released in alpha ASAP. I've setup a project on sf to contain my project efforts in Apache style: krysalis.org. I want to heartfully thank everyone that helped me in these years, I love you all. Special thanks to Stefano Mazzocchi, for his advice and support, Gianugo Rabellino for believing in me at a time when I didn't myself, the cocoon-dev list for making me part of a dream and to all Apache for existing. Happy hacking :-)
You can call me Nicola, Ken, or Nicola Ken, as you wish. Just don't call me names ;-)
Noel J. Bergman wrote: I did mine (homepage) a while back. It contains no more than anyone actually might need. ;-) In Nicola Ken's case, more might be needed. ;-) At least one knows that he isn't Nico Laken, from Finland. <<ducking>>