Re: DM application of Alexandre Raymond
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On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 3:28 PM, Alexandre Raymond
> This is my declaration of intent to become a Debian Maintainer
> I have read the Social Contract, Debian Free Software Guidelines and
> Debian Machine Usage Policy and agree with all of them.
> Currently, I maintain the packages restartd and password-gorilla.
> My GnuPG key 0x34705168FE9F0236 is signed by the Debian Developer
> Pascal Giard <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
> I look forward to becoming a Debian Maintainer. Thanks for your attention.
I know Alexandre primarily because of his graduate studies. He's
completing a M.Eng. in the same research group and, even though I'm
working toward a PhD, we have the same supervisor.
We have collaborated in many projects already and Alexandre has shown
many qualities very valuable to Debian. He is curious, technically
competent and always strives to have clean and great quality code.
Oftentimes he has provided insightful comments and brought simple yet
efficient solutions to non-trivial problems. He also values and
promotes the spirit of libre software.
Recently, he has taken over maintainership of two packages. While he
also took over upstream development of restartd, there is an active
upstream for password-gorilla. He has provided useful patches for the
latter improving the integration of the software into Debian. His
harmonious communications with the upstream is a good example of his
I could go on, but for all these reasons and more, it's without any
hesitation that I recommend him as a DM!
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