Patrick is a Tomcat committer who plans to contribute new code to the
commons-daemon module (and he's actually mentioned in the status
document). I can commit his code for him, at which point karma would
probably be granted to him, but I think it would be easier is he just
did it himslef.
Please send your +1s if you agree (he has mine).
It doesn't matter. If he's a jakarta committer, he can get access to
the sandbox just by asking, no vote needed (daemon is still in the
Daemon will likely become an important component of the next major
Tomcat version, so expect some activity there.