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Re: DM application of Scott Talbert

I would like to serve as advocate for Scott Talbert for Debian
maintainer, and eventually for Debian Developer should he choose to
pursue that process.

I have been working with Scott as the initial packager and
maintainer for the HIDAPI package since October, 2013.  Throughout
that time I have consistently found him to be an outstanding maintainer.

The packaging for HIDAPI was nontrivial:

- It has multiple runtime libraries that implement a single
developer API, one of which works only on Linux and the other of
which works on FreeBSD.
- It had a number of copyright challenges that required repackaging
and a complex debian/copyright file.

Scott impressed me from the outset with his balanced approach
between "getting things right" and "getting things done."  I
particularly liked that he was willing to release the package before
getting full FreeBSD support working (to avoid holding up dependent
packages), but then was aggressive about coming back and fixing the
FreeBSD packages as soon as he was able.

Scott also struck a great balance between listening to my
suggestions as mentor, while advocating confidently for his own
technical approach.  I've very much enjoyed working with him these
past two years and confidently support his application to become a
Debian Maintainer.

On 11/09/2015 08:31 PM, Scott Talbert wrote:
> This is my declaration of intent to become a Debian Maintainer
> <URL:http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMaintainer>.
> 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 hidapi and I co‐maintain the packages
> concordance and congruity. My GnuPG key B52378A2 is signed by the
> Debian Developer Klee Dienes <klee@debian.org>. I look forward to
> becoming a Debian Maintainer. Thanks for your attention.

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