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Re: DM application of Christoph Biedl


On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 08:43:02PM +0100, Hilko Bengen wrote:
> After sponsoring most of Christoph's uploads over the last 5 years or
> so, I do not only believe but am certain that he has the technical
> skills needed to maintain Debian packages. It has been quite a while
> since I last noticed a problem with any of his packages when I checked
> before doing the sponsored upload. If this isn't an indication that
> sponsoring is no longer needed, I don't know what is.
> I consider Christoph's work in cooperation with upstream
> authors/maintainers, where needed, to be excellent. Examples that spring
> to mind include
> - getting the ngircd testsuite to work reliably in buildd environments,
> - cleaning up pptpd (both source and packaging),
> - the recent adventures regarding file(1)

I had the pleasure to interact together with Christoph regarding the
recent file issues and had the same experience: He very diligently
reported the issue to the security team, preparing patches, providing
details and interacting with upstream to solve the issue.

This is only a small addition to what Hilko already wrote :)


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