This blog post is dedicated to sylvieg - one of the rare women in open source, one of the best coders I know and one of the cornerstones of Tiki community!
She is not a person of many words, she speaks through code. She isn't an appointed headman, she leads by example. She commits more than anyone else and still manages to keep an eye on other people's commits. She is one of the rare coders to write documentation and she surely wouldn't need it herself. She never fears to dig into the dirty deepness of the code and I hardly ever saw her complain.
I still remember when I messed up the 1.9.2 release by allowing some last minute change that broke HTML edits all over Tiki. It messed up all her customers' sites and she just came on IRC, told me about it and asked, if we should roll back. When I agreed, she just benevolently stated that with time I will learn to be careful. It's pure joy working with her and having her great talent available for TikiWiki development. I love Open Source for that and I love sylvieg!
Yesterday (well, in her timezone still today) was her birthday and she committed again like crazy! She promised to take this day off, but apparantly she somehow just can't - yeah, she's a real hacker! A couple of hours after she said that she'll be "out for the day", there were again commits of her.
22:15 < amette> LOL - sylvieg is back - oh, man - I fear she's a Tikiaholic ;) 22:18 < luciash> yeah, i fear that too :-p
While we should make her a gift today, she again made a couple of bug-fix gifts to the Tiki community. Sylvie, I hope you had as much fun coding as I had watching you commit! :)
I don't have to tell you to stay the great girl you are, I know you will! But I wish that you will be part of our community for a long time to come!