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AM report for Manuel Prinz



Report for new developer applicant Manuel Prinz <debian@pinguinkiste.de>:

1. Identification & Background
------------------------------

pub   1024D/CC8D7957 2007-03-21
      Key fingerprint = 802E B746 852F 21A3 9239  C111 F169 61C8 CC8D 7957
uid                  Manuel Prinz <debian@pinguinkiste.de>
sig!         8E635A5E 2007-06-20  Florian Ragwitz <rafl@debian.org>
sig!3        CC8D7957 2007-03-21  Manuel Prinz <debian@pinguinkiste.de>
sub   4096g/39018957 2007-03-21
sig!         CC8D7957 2007-03-21  Manuel Prinz <debian@pinguinkiste.de>

2 signatures not checked due to missing keys
Let's test if its a version 4 or greater key
Key is ok
Check for key expire stuff
Key has no expiration date set, nothing to check.

Key is signed by Debian Developer Florian Ragwitz. I have asked Manuel to try 
and get some more DD signatures on his key; he told me he will probably meet 
one or more soon.

   Applicant writes:

About me: I'm 26 years old and a PhD student at the university of 
Duisburg-Essen, Germany. I do live in Essen. I got my diploma in 
Bioinformatics (sometimes called Biological Computer Science) about 1.5 years 
ago and work on "in-silico peptide optimization", meaning I try to teach a 
computer to perform optimizations of varius kinds on small proteins.

To my Debian work: I'm using Debian for about 8 to 10 years now but never got 
involved due to private reasons, though I'd always felt like contributing to 
Debian would be a great thing. I did some packaging work (rather primitve, 
looking back at it now) for my own use. About a year ago, I started to submit 
patches to OpenMPI since the package was in very bad shape and I needed it. 
At some point, I got tired of waiting and wanted to get things done. So I 
went to DebConf7 to get to know some people and see if the Debian people are 
as nice as they are said to be. ;)
At DebConf I met Florian Ragwitz by chance. We hung around a lot and I didn't 
realize that he was the OpenMPI maintainer at that time. I told him about the 
situation and he offered me to hijack the package. At that time, there were 
several people interested in OpenMPI, so we formed a group under the lead of 
Dirk Eddelbuettel as our sponsor. We put the package back into shape. I have 
a very good working relationship with Dirk and we did and do almost all the 
work related to OpenMPI. He also helped me to become DM a while ago.

My future work on Debian will be focused on science topics. I'm also 
interested in QA work. At the moment, I do some testing/follow the work of 
the Debian EeePC group and try to resolve the licensing issues that kept me 
from closing my ITPs. (Time constraints were an issue here also. All the 
legal issues can make you go nuts.) I do work a lot with Gromacs and SLURM 
(gromacs and slurm-llnl packages) and have quite a good relationship with the 
maintainers. I did testing of Gennaro's (the SLURM maintainer) packages 
before they went into the archive and we spotted a lot of problems before the 
first upload.


2. Account Data
---------------

   Account: manuel
   Forward-Email: debian@pinguinkiste.de


3. Philosophy and Procedures
-----------------------------

   Manuel has a good understanding of Debian's philosophy and procedures
   and answered all my questions about the social contract,
   DFSG, BTS, etc. in a good way. He committed to uphold the SC and DFSG
   in his Debian work and accepts the DMUP.


4. Tasks and Skills
-------------------

   Manuel has a good understanding of the technical side of Debian.
   He is maintainer of several packages, all maintained in a team-context,
   which are in good shape.

   We also did a number of tasks where he showed good technical knowledge
   and interacted well with other parties. He also answered my other
   questions regarding T&S without problems.


5. Recommendation
-----------------
   I recommend to accept Manuel Prinz as a Debian Developer.

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