Julien Puydt: Advocate
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For nm.debian.org, at 2016-12-01:
I support Julien Puydt <firstname.lastname@example.org> (key
812EEFD8A3FBA4ACE4DF114B04C53BD7FE030551)'s request to become Debian
Maintainer. I have worked with him for nearly one year now, and I he can be
trusted to have upload rights for their own packages, right now.
If he wishes to amend this application to request to become a
Debian Developer instead, I would also support that!
I know Julien through working on the SageMath packaging team. This is a project
that has spanned many years, which I joined recently, and we have been making
renewed efforts to try to get it into Debian stretch. Julien did a lot of the
foundational work for it, and continues to be a critical part of the effort
today. It has over 160 dependencies, and Julien was the original builder of
much of the infrastructure that we're using to manage all of these. We also
have to package many of them as well; Julien is familiar with the details of
much of these, including the core dependency packages, and has helped us to
solve many debugging issues. I've also sponsored and reviewed many of his
packages in this area, and cannot remember anything missing or unclean that I
had to spend time fixing.
Furthermore, Julien is communicative and responsive - when I first joined the
SageMath team and was just learning about it, he helped me understand a lot of
the major issues, upstream's development practises, and the remaining Debian
work. Thank you!
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Ximin Luo (via nm.debian.org)