Re: Fwd: Advocating William Vera <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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I am supporting Williams intention to join NM.
I have sponsored one upload from his vfu and scrot package and also
netdiscover. His packages were mostly clean (only some minor issues
which were fixed fast); he is also a polite person.
Am 12.05.2010 23:07, schrieb William Vera:
> Hi all
> I am writing this mail seeking their support for my NM application,
> this is because my main mentor and uploader (anibal) appears to be
> inactive and I need someone who can advocate for my technical skills
> and my work packaging on debian.
> Thanks very much in advance and sorry for sending emails directly to
> you but I'm not sure you read the NM list.
> William Vera
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> From: Enrico Zini <email@example.com>
> Date: Sun, May 9, 2010 at 10:22 AM
> Subject: Re: Advocating William Vera <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Gunnar Wolf <email@example.com>
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> On Tue, May 04, 2010 at 11:06:13PM -0500, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
>> I have not directly worked Debian-wise with William, but know him from
>> the Free Software activities in my country - and have talked with him
>> several times. I have reviewed his currently sponsored work in Debian,
>> and is very well kept, which speaks well about his personal abilities
> Just one clarification: you say "I have not directly worked Debian-wise
> with William", and that phrase raises a FD alarm bell about this size:
> However you say that you have reviewed his sponsored work in Debian. The
> two statements are, as I see it, contradictory, unless it was just a
> quick review.
> Also considering how it went 6 months ago, I would feel more comfortable
> if I saw another advocacy message from one of the people who actually
> sponsor his uploads.
> I see many people are sponsoring his packages, so it should not be a big
> $ who-uploads shtool
> Uploads for shtool:
> 2.0.8-4 to unstable: Jan Hauke Rahm <email@example.com>
> 2.0.8-3 to unstable: Daniel Baumann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 2.0.8-2 to unstable: Daniel Baumann <email@example.com>
> $ who-uploads hwinfo
> Uploads for hwinfo:
> 16.0-2 to unstable: Barry deFreese <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 16.0-1 to unstable: Alexander Schmehl <email@example.com>
> 15.3-2 to unstable: Alexander Schmehl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> $ who-uploads scrot
> Uploads for scrot:
> 0.8-11 to unstable: George Danchev <email@example.com>
> 0.8-10 to unstable: Patrick Matthäi (Debian) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 0.8-9 to unstable: <unrecognised public key (73CDA455)>
> I am not in fact Cc-ing them now because there are too many and I don't
> want to end up spamming people :) But if you could please ask whoever
> of them you think is more appropriate to chime in, I'd really appreciate
> it. Feel free to quote this message to them if you think it would help.
> GPG key: 4096R/E7AD5568 2009-05-08 Enrico Zini <email@example.com>
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Mit freundlichem Gruß / With kind regards,
GNU/Linux Debian Developer
Always if we think we are right,
we were maybe wrong.
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