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Re: Advocating Ben Finney <ben+debian@benfinney.id.au>

On 2010-02-15, Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> wrote:
>> > Auth-Key: nmauthde50a65f6ca12de6b8be4b805e989f6a
>> > Applicant: Ben Finney <ben+debian@benfinney.id.au>
>> >=20
>> > Why do you advocate this person? (please provide a 5-10 line summary).
>> I actually thought Ben was a DD already. He's very active on lists,
>> and he's been around for years. I have uploaded one package of his
>> (bugs-everywhere), which was top quality. While that would normally
>> not be enough, I have statements available from 7 other DDs[0] who
>> have sponsored Ben previously, and who have reached the same
>> conclusion: he knows what he's doing, his packages are of good
>> quality, and it would be good to have him be a DD.
> I'm not sure I agree with this. He has been active on the lists for sure
> but not always for the best in my memory. I seem to remember a tendency
> to have very strong & bold opinion when it comes to DFSG freenees and
> license questions. In those cases, he tends to participate too much in the
> thread.
> I certainly fear that he would be more aggressive imposing his opinion on
> this topic once he's DD.

I fully agree with this. 

I would be very sad to see Ben becoming a DD. We have had enough people
trying to 'be right' by just sending many mails repeating themselves.


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