mbpfan moved to linux-on-mac organization

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I have just moved mbpfan to the linux-on-mac Github organization. That means that I am formally not the owner of mbpfan anymore. That is fine, though! As explained in issue #194:

I started this project back in 2012 as a way to fix some annoyances I was having with GNU/Linux on a MacBook Pro and as a way to refresh my knowledge of C. It turned out I was not the only one annoyed with the situation.

Since then the project has grown so much in popularity (more than 4000 unique Google entries), it has benefited from contributors at all levels (87 forks right now), and it is part of most major GNU/Linux distributions and it is loved by its users. I am proud of mbpfan and of what it has achieved.

My role in the project has diminished in the last years as I moved to other commitments in my life. First as benevolent dictator, then as an interested person. I have to thank @gaul for the strong interest shown in the project, the constant participation, and the deep knowledge of the C language, syscalls, and the Linux kernel interfaces that have made mbpfan what it is today. While I was not actively contributing anymore, I was always keeping an eye on my little project. Which is definitely in good hands right now. @gaul is also not alone. There is constant activity by a pretty cool community that I would have never imagine to see for this project six years ago.

I propose to transfer this project to @gaul. GitHub should handle all redirects so that distros and automated building systems will keep working. I hope you will accept, Andrew, and thank you so much for everything!

@gaul then proposed to move mbpfan to the linux-on-mac organization as a way to highlight the community effort behind the project. I wish to thank @gaul and all contributors once again and wish the project to keep its success!

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dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.

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dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.