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Re: Application for Debian Maintainer

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On 25 November 2007 at 22:20, Joey Hess wrote:
| Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
| > More details, if needed, are also in my sponsor email for Manuel DD
| > application. 
| AFAIK those mails are not publically available. Could you post the
| details here please?

No prob. I'll just cut and paste. The DD email request had the 'write this
knowing that it may be public one day' so I have no issue making it public.

- ---------------- begin quote from DD sponsor email --------------------------
On 20 November 2007 at 08:20, NM Front Desk wrote:
| Auth-Key: nmauthdab7d22b03c59cff7f2754d5781bf343
| Applicant: Manuel Prinz <debian@pinguinkiste.de>
| Why do you advocate this person? (please provide a 5-10 line summary).
| You are encouraged to take questions such as the following into account
| but you're not limited to answering these:
|  - How have they contributed to Debian already?

Manuel has already been instrumental for 'pkg-openmpi', the Alioth Project I
started in order to get Debian's Open MPI packages back into shape. [ Open
MPI is the sucecssor to LAM, has wide support and active upstream
development. Our packages for it were essentially buggy and orphaned. This is
now much better. ]

Manuel has also been very helpful in testing the slurm-llnl packages (for
batch / queue management on clusters) that Gennaro Oliva is maintaining (and
which I sponsor).  As these use a cluster, not everybody can or will work on
this stuff.

Manuel has prepared many of the package release which I basically only needed
to rebuild -- see http://changelog.debian.net/openmpi for details.

He knows what he is doing, he is motivated, he learns quickly, and he gets
stuff done.  Also, he works in the debian-science area where we do not have
that many maintainers, so goo contributions are very welcome.

|  - What do they intend to do for Debian in the future?

I believe he has a number of other WNPP / ITPs. He is a graduate student in
(IIRC) Bioinformatics, so these have a science bent and some open issues,
often with licenses.  

I have no doubt that he will contribute other packages.

|  - How do they interact with others, such as users and other developers?

Very well. He has responded quickly and in a friendly and constructive manner
to several bug reports, I have also seen him in polite and effective
exchanges with upstream.

So in sum:  Two thumbs way up.  Manuel would be a great addition to Debian.
| Please note that your answer may be cited on a public mailing list unless
| you indicate otherwise.
| This is an automated message from the Debian New Maintainer website.
| Someone (possibly you) from the IP address
| nominated the Debian maintainer with the login "edd" as an advocate
| for Manuel Prinz's application.
| If you want to complete the advocacy process reply to this email, answer
| the questions above and GPG sign it. Please also make sure to include the
| Auth-Key (listed above) in your GPG signed reply.
| If you do not want to advocate this application or do not know what it
| means, just ignore this email.
- ---------------- end quote from DD sponsor email ----------------------------

Hope this helps,  


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