Name : short: Al Stone long: Albert H. Stone, III Process for this application: ID check: The applicant sent me his signed GPG key. It is attached. Philosophy and Procedures were checked in the following way: The applicant was asked to select 3 packages from non-free. For each package, he was asked to compare their licenses with each of the first 9 points of the DFSG, and show what changes would be needed to make the package DFSG-free. He did this work for the following three packages: acroread mmix-src primenet Tasks and Skills were checked in the following way: The applicant made Debian packages for oprofile and prospect. I warned Al about the difficulty of starting off with such a big job, but he was enthusiastic to do it, since these packages were/are relevant to his work. These packages were especially challenging because: -- the upstream code was in a state of rapid evolution. Early versions did not work on the systems where I tested it. -- oprofile itself had to be built in several packages, including packages to help users build their own oprofile modules. -- it was also found that a special installation script was required to detect the kernel on the target machine. I tested (and tested ...) the packages Al sent on a sid system. Al's responsiveness to my bug reports were, I think, a good indication of his likely mode of operation as a Debian developer. This is a good thing for a package as complicated as oprofile. Recommendation: I am happy to recommend that Al Stone should become a Debian developer.
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