also sprach Raphael Hertzog <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2010.02.15.2224 +1300]: > 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 have not followed the mailing lists much lately, so I didn't know this at the time of my advocation. Arguably, I should have sought more information, but between 7 other advocates and my own memories, I didn't think it was possible. I have since struck up conversation with Ben to get his opinion on the matter. I will discuss this with him further. Ideally, the current situation can be a catalyst to make him realise the concerns. However, I certainly don't remember verbosity and opinion to be a reason in the past to eject DDs, so I don't see it as a sufficient reason to preclude people from becoming DDs. We are all opinionated, and at the same time, we provide a forum where everyone can learn. I was given that chance too. > Concerning his technical skills, he certainly tries to do the best > and to avoid mistakes but I saw him ask questions that I would > have expected him to know at this point if he's supposed to be DD > (-python related mainly). I would appreciate pointers in private mail. > PS: And he complains when he's CCed on lists. :-) It *is* mailing list policy after all. ;) -- .''`. martin f. krafft <email@example.com> Related projects: : :' : proud Debian developer http://debiansystem.info `. `'` http://people.debian.org/~madduck http://vcs-pkg.org `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing systems "when a gentoo admin tells me that the KISS principle is good for 'busy sysadmins', and that it's not an evolutionary step backwards, i wonder whether their tape is already running backwards."
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