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Re: DM application for Ian Beckwith

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Ian Beckwith <ianb@erislabs.net> wrote:
> I would like to apply to be a Debian Maintainer.
> I currently maintain netkit-telnet-ssl, ckermit, libmp3-tag-perl,
> libwww-opensearch-perl, liburi-template-perl and git (That's GNU
> Interactive Tools, not the VCS. Soon to be renamed gnuit.). [...]
> I'm already in the NM process. I want to be a DM to avoid having
> to hassle busy sponsors for uploads, and I see it as a temporary
> thing on the path to (hopefully) becoming a full DD.

I support Ian Beckwith's application for DM status.

I have been sponsoring his git work since mid-2004.  In that time, he
has tidied the package somewhat, updated it to new Standards-Versions,
handled the messy git/git-core/gitfm situation with a transition,
cooperated with debian-release on that and lately become the upstream
maintainer for this useful GNU software.

Recently, I have not needed to intervene in his packaging.  If
anything, his packaging seems to be better than mine now and has
caused me to go look some forgotten rarely-used things up to check(!),
so I don't expect giving DM to cause any problems.

I'm glad that he has applied for NM.  I had the great honour of
meeting ianb at the recent DebConf7 and we discussed NM, among other
things.  It's a bit of a shame that it's taken such a readily-
verifiable long-term contributor over a year to get through AM

I am not currently subscribed to -newmaint (blood pressure).
Please cc me on replies.

Best wishes,
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