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

Pusling wrote:
>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.

Seconded. I don't want even more people in Debian with this attitude.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"I suspect most samba developers are already technically insane... Of
 course, since many of them are Australians, you can't tell." -- Linus Torvalds

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