Re: Advocacy for Thomas Koch
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Am 17/11/15 um 03:27 schrieb Axel Beckert via nm:
> I advocate Thomas Koch to become Debian Developer, uploading.
> The current status of Thomas Koch is Debian Maintainer.
> Advocacy text:
> I know Thomas Koch <email@example.com> since at least 2009. Already
back then he's been a strong advocate of free software and had a
faible for modern programming languages.
> He's maintaining official Debian packages since at least January
2010 (according to minechangelogs) and is a DM since June 2010
(according to the debian-keyring changelog). He's active in multiple
teams and I know at least of recent activity in the Emacsen and the
Haskell teams, but he's also seems to be (or at least was) involved
in the Java team.
> https://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=thomas%40koch.ro currently
shows 13 packages and two ITPs. I have reviewed and/or sponsored five of
those, partially multiple times: termit, simhash, unpaper, xwrited and
editorconfig-emacs (ITP). His packaging work is conscientious and he
knows what he's doing.
> He attended already at least three DebConfs (I remember having spared
some time with him at DC11, DC13 and DC15) and people are starting to
expect that he is already a DD. (Overheard at the Debian meetup in
Zurich two weeks ago: "Huh, you're not a DD?").
> At DebConf11, he came up with the idea of Skills Exchange sessions,
which seem to have become an integral part of DebConf since then.
> >From my point of view, Thomas can be trusted to have full,
unsupervised, unrestricted upload permissions to the archive. I'm
sure, he'll be an enrichment for Debian.
> Axel Beckert (via nm.debian.org)
I second Axel's advocation. Thomas and I had a good email conversation a
couple of years back when my Java packaging intersected with his and
from all I learned in that email and observed from his activity in our
Debian mailing lists of him over the last yers he would be a win for our
distribution. I would have loved to say now that I had sponsored
something for him, but I cannot remember :) .
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