I'm not absent, just overcommitted
You might have noticed that I haven't been very active on the freedos-devel list lately. I'm not absent from the project, I haven't dropped out or anything. It's just that I volunteered for too many projects outside of FreeDOS, so I'm very overcommitted at the moment.
Aside from FreeDOS, I'm also mentoring for the GNOME Outreach Program for Women (now GNOME Outreachy) for usability testing. And at work, I am the Director of Information Technology and Campus CIO at a liberal arts university. That's a lot for me to balance between everything. And I do all the FreeDOS website stuff, and manage the archives at ibiblio, and update the FreeDOS social media at Twitter and Facebook. Somewhere in there, I try to have a personal life, too.
I'm also looking for a new place to work. I'm not out of work, but I would like to move on. Much of my free time is currently engaged with the job search.
So I'm currently having trouble meeting my FreeDOS commitments—but I'm still here! I am following things on the freedos-devel list, as best I can. And I am responding to email, but it may take a while before I can reply to your message.