I first contacted Christiano on 2001-10-11. He stopped responding after about two weeks, and after a month or so I put his application on hold. After six months, I wrote indicating that I would drop his application if he did not respond and make significant progress. He responded and we had a discussion about whether he actually had time to be a Debian developer. About a week ago I sent out the philosophy and procedures questions to which I have had no response. People's schedules change; It is my conclusion as an application manager that Christiano Anderson is not dedicating sufficient time to the application process that I would be able to recommend him as a developer. If you aren't either going to notify people that you are on vacation or properly maintain your packages, you are a drain on the project. Scheduling constraints change; certainly Christiano can attempt to apply again at some future time if he believes he will be able to dedicate enough time both to the application process and to the project after his application is accepted. I hope that he finds time to contribute to Debian; my brief communication suggests he is very dedicated to the ideals of the social contract and project. However, I'd ask any application manager dealing with this applicant in future to come to a clear understanding about how to manage time and how to appropriately get help when external time pressures prevent you from spending enough time on your packages.
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