Re: AM report for Andrea Veri <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I agree with the others backing Andrea's application and agree with
Enricos evaluation given below.
For me Andreas work style and reliability has improved considerably
over the past few month and I am confident he is now ready to become a
The areas I peered with him since then are mozilla extensions and he
helped quite a lot on the gnome effort; there he took an important
role interfacing with debian and helped a lot to get the work we did
in ubuntu into debian (and more importantly vice versa). In particular
- next to his thorough understanding of the technical parts of
packaging - he appeared to be on top of the current debian policies
On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 05:40:10PM +0000, Enrico Zini wrote:
> 1. Identification & Account Data
> First name: Andrea
> Last name: Veri
> Key fingerprint: 4096R/93EBF6D8 2009-07-24 D78C DED2 EDC8 D9BA 4807 E817 DA86 22AE 93EB F6D8
> Account: and
> Forward email: email@example.com
> ID check passed, key signed by 1 existing developer
> Output from keycheck.sh:
> Syncing Debian Keyrings with rsync from keyring.debian.org
> Receiving and checking key
> gpg: requesting key 93EBF6D8 from hkp server keys.gnupg.net
> pub 4096R/93EBF6D8 2009-07-24
> Key fingerprint = D78C DED2 EDC8 D9BA 4807 E817 DA86 22AE 93EB F6D8
> uid Andrea Veri (Debian Key) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> sig! 86BC2A50 2009-07-24 Luca Falavigna <email@example.com>
> sig!3 93EBF6D8 2009-07-24 Andrea Veri (Debian Key) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Let's test if its a version 4 or greater key
> Key is OpenPGP version 4 or greater. Good!
> Check for key expire stuff
> No valid "e" usage flag set on key 0xDA8622AE93EBF6D8!
> 2. Background
> Applicant writes:
> My name is Andrea Veri. I was born and I currently live in Udine, a
> city located into the north parth of Italy, in 1989. I'm studying law
> at the moment at the University of Udine, and it's going great so far.
> I am fiancè since around two years with the love of my life, Giulia,
> waking up in the morning is alwais special when you are close to a girl
> like she is.
> Let's say 'playing' with computers is a passion for me since I was
> really young when I started hacking on server-related tools like
> Apache, MySQL and Ftp servers. I started my journey with Red Hat /
> Fedora in 2006, where I packaged some applications like gtorrent-viewer
> and ctorrent, also contributing a bit writing some documentation.
> After some time I decided to change and I moved my server and my
> desktop to Debian discovering another world. Since that time I started
> contributing to Ubuntu as well (where I am a Developer) trying to
> reduce the delta between Debian and Ubuntu forwarding patches both to
> upstream and to Debian BTS.
> The first real package I started working on is gnome-btdownload, that
> was the main Debian's BitTorrent client for quite some time in the
> past. It has been a great experience and working together with Gerardo
> Curiel and Alexander Sack (my sponsor) helped me improving my work and
> my communications into Debian.
> Thanks to them and to some other DDs (Emilio Pozuelo Monfort, Luca
> Falavigna, Reinhard Tartler, Alan Woodland) I now maintain several
> packages mainly related to two main fields: mozilla-extensions
> (Iceweasel, Icedove etc) and GNOME.
> I gonna focus improving my work, taking all my packages up-to-date and
> keep making GNOME rock on Debian providing updates, bug fixes together
> with a great cooperation between our team and upstream, which seems to
> be the magic formula to make everyone happy.
> 3. Philosophy and Procedures
> Andrea 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. Andrea committed to uphold the SC and DFSG in
> his Debian work and accepts the DMUP.
> 4. Tasks and Skills
> Andrea has a good understanding of the technical side of Debian.
> Andrea is maintainer of several packages: gnome-btdownload, fische,
> diff-ext, bitstormlite, ctorrent, agg, cgmail, and is a member of the
> pkg-mozext and pkg-gnome teams.
> All packages are in good shape.
> Andrea also answered my other questions regarding T&S without problems and
> provided patches for RC bugs.
> 5. Recommendation
> I recommend to accept Andrea as a Debian Developer.