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

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Hi all,

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 10:29, Sune Vuorela <nospam@vuorela.dk> 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.

I have the same concerns, and Raphael and Sune perfectly elaborate my
exact same thoughts (in a better way I could have done). Just the fact
we're discussing Ben advocation to become a DD makes me feel bad.

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