On Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 06:47:47PM +1000, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote: > Hi all, > > I would like to become a Debian Maintainer. > > I started using Debian in the year 2000. I am a professional software > and hardware engineer, with over a decade and a half of professional > engineering experience. In my current day job I have build over a three > dozen Debian packages for our inhouse developed software than sits on top > of a Debian derived distribution. > > I am also the main upstream author and maintainer of two libraries > already in Debian: > > * libsndfile > * libsamplerate > > I am pretty happy with current the packaging effort for these two > libraries and would like to focus my efforts on libraries and applications > written in the Haskell programming langauge. I feel that these are somewhat > neglected at the moment. > > I already have a two new packages sponsored by Simon Horman. > > * haskell-curl > * haskell-bzlib > > I agree to the Social Contract, the DFSG and the DMUP. > > I have CC'd my sponsors, Matt Palmer and Simon Hormans so that they can > advocate my application. Hi, I have known Erik for a number of years through our mutual involvement in the communities surrounding the Sydney Linux Users Group (SLUG) and more recently FP-Syd (Functional Programmers - Sydney). I believe that Erik has both the technical skills and attention to detail that are required to become a DM. To cite a particular example, this has been evident to me in the way he has prepared the haskell-curl and haskell-bzlib packages which I recently sponsored. Erik's strong support for free and open source software leads me to believe that he has a genuine commitment to the Social Contract, DFSG and DMUP and that as a DM he will uphold those documents both in letter and in spirit. I wholeheartedly endorse Erik's DM application.
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