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Thorsten Glaser: Declaration of intent

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Hallo everyone,

I intend to un-retire from Debian. My original request follows;
by request of jmw, I’m also filing this request here. Axel Beckert
has already seconded the original request, which he was Cc’d in.

>Given that you retired during a rather turbulent time for the project,
>it might be helpful to have some details in your Statement of Intent
>about your recent work in Debian and your plans for the future.

That’s fair: I took the “time off” to look at my involvement from
an “off” perspective, and was able to separate the technical,
political and emotional parts of it. I had orphaned all packages
but quickly ended maintaining most of them again (via collab-maint,
so I’m not an SPOF, and via a sponsor). I’ve continued to follow
best practices and current development (such as dbgsyms) and
maintain a few packages in Debian and quite a number of them
both in my personal repository and for the workplace, and strive
to keep them as correct as possible.

I intend to continue working on select packages to make the
Open Source world a better place, but not involve myself with
project-level decision making much, as evidence has shown this
to be… not very successful. Furthermore I intend to sponsor
packages of people I know and mentor them, which I already
do in private, but not involve myself in official activities
where I have to deal with people as project representative.

I hope this is acceptable; if not, please ask back, and I
will try to answer/clarify.

Thanks in advance,

- From tg@mirbsd.de Mon Aug  1 15:06:16 2016
From: Thorsten Glaser <tg@mirbsd.de>
Message-ID: <Pine.BSM.4.64L.1608011457200.19099@herc.mirbsd.org>
To: da-manager@debian.org
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 15:06:37 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: Returning after retirement following DevRef §3.2.6

Hello Debian Project,

I have come to believe it is for the Greater Good
of Open Source work that I return from retirement
(emeritus status) back to the Debian project.

does not have many information about this process,
but given that my PGP key still works, has a lot
of signatures, that I've been not only maintaining
a few packages in the meantime but also modernising
them (move to git on collab-maint, newer debhelper,
for some even dh7-format) and have been helping out
on other packages, I think this should be straight

In case I need recommendation mails (other than those
posted to d-private when I retired), I've Cc'd two
developers I've been working with, so they can give
such mails if required.

- - RT#5511
- - https://nm.debian.org/person/tg

Please tell me whether there's anything else you require
from me for this, and whether this will be processed now.

Thanks in advance,
Version: GnuPG v1.4.14 (MirBSD)
Comment: ☃ ЦΤℱ—8 ☕☂☄


Thorsten Glaser (via nm.debian.org)

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