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Re: DM application of Steven Capper

On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 07:32:35PM +0000, Steven Capper wrote:
>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 package libtbb2.
>My GnuPG key 4096R/9A16F250 is signed by the Debian Developer:
>Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com>
>I look forward to becoming a Debian Maintainer.
>Thank you for your attention,

I'm happy to advocate Steven Capper to be a Debian Maintainer. He's
done a large amount of good technical work on the tbb (Threading
Building Blocks) package since he took it over 1 year ago, and he's
got a very good grasp of the technologies involved. I've been
sponsoring his uploads since he started.

He needed a small amount of help with packaging work to start with,
but for the last few uploads I've not needed to ask him for any
changes at all and I've just been slowing him down.

He's planning on working with more of the architecture porters to make
tbb useful for more architectures (via experimental to start with),
and this would be a very useful thing for both Debian and other
projects as he contributed it upstream.

Please let him in!

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"Managing a volunteer open source project is a lot like herding
 kittens, except the kittens randomly appear and disappear because they
 have day jobs." -- Matt Mackall

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