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Re: Advocating Andreas Gredler <jimmy@g-tec.co.at>

* Enrico Zini <enrico@enricozini.org> [Mon Sep 06, 2010 at 02:13:49PM +0200]:
> On Mon, Sep 06, 2010 at 12:04:22AM +0200, Michael Prokop wrote:

> > I therefore fully support Jimmy's request to become a Debian
> > Maintainer.

> Hello Michael,

> I see that Andreas only maintains two packages and he is not DM
> (http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMaintainer)

> Since New Maintainer is often confused with "New DM", I'd like to make
> sure that this is not an advocacy for DM that somehow got mistargeted.

Yes - Jimmy mixed up New Maintainer and New DM. :(

So from my POV his NM process should be cancelled, but leaving
further procedures up to Jimmy and you.

> It is preferred that one has had some experience as DM before applying
> for DD: having DM experience generally makes the NM process much
> swifter.

ACK, I support Jimmy's request to become a DM, but not
for becoming a DD.

> I also noticed you do not mention your experience of Andreas technical
> work in Debian, and according to DDPO and the PTS you do not seem to be
> his usual sponsor. You may want to have a look at:
> http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMaintainer#step3.3AAdvocation or
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2010/05/msg00003.html

That's right, though as we're sharing the same office I discuss
issues regarding his packages and practices with him in RL and have
good experiences regarding his technical work, he did packaging work
for Grml.org which doesn't show up on DDPO/PTS at Debian.


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