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Re: Carlos Donizete Froes: Advocate

Hi Eriberto

> I regret to say that I strongly disagree.

I'm sorry, but I'll try to reverse this disagreement.

> I personally know Carlos Donizete Froes since 2016. I did the first
> review of the first package from him. After this, the package was
> uploaded by other DD. I decided to reject new reviews for his packages
> because I had other people to sponsor and the packages sent by Carlos had
> several issues. However, Carlos opened multiple RFS across the time
> (using the sponsorship-requests pseudo-package) and I noticed that some
> sponsors tried help him but after some time give up.

2016 was the year I decided to package new games for Debian, where I was
delighted with its packaging workshop.

There was a game emulator (osmose-emulator) where you wanted to pack, but
unfortunately you rejected it because of incorrect copyright.

So much so that I solved this problem and the other DD that accepted my first
package was "Antonio Terceiro", who even indicated joining the "Debian Games
Team" where this will help me improve the future games that I will package.

I had a great advance adding new games in Debian:

+2 packages in Debian Stretch (osmose-emulator and runescape);
+3 packages in Debian Buster (pokemmo-installer, JAG and blastem);
+1 package in Debian Bullseye (pekka-kana-2).

And I'm always updating and making improvements to these packages.

> My last technical contact with Carlos was in DebConf 19, when I organized
> a 3-day Packaging Workshop. Carlos attended from the second day. I
> sponsored packages (QA uploads) from people. I noticed several
> difficulties from Carlos to update a simple package (fondu). The package
> returned sometimes to be remade. I also noticed that Carlos doesn't
> understand how to a Makefile works and he told me that autopkgtest is a
> subject very hard for him, so he asked me to not use it in this package.

I admire and congratulate your packaging workshop, so much so that in those four
years I went to MiniDebConf and DebConf, where I spent my days of the week and
away from my family and work to learn how to improve packaging and even learn
about "autopkgtest" with you. I apologize if I left you as a sloppy fellow. I am
a person who listens more, talks less and works hard to learn new things.

> Sorry to say it, but I have no doubts that Carlos, currently, have no
> skills to work with their own packages unsupervised.

I do not agree with this, because who can say, it is the sponsors who
accompanied my development with the packages I have in Debian. I don't think
it's fair that a single (fondu) package thinks I don't have the skills to
continue my work with packages that are in Debian, where you have never reviewed

> Finally, I would like to remember that recently Carlos joined the NM to
> ask to become DD upload and the results were catastrophic. See here[1].
> In the last year (2018), he tried to become DM but he did not have
> advocates [2].
> [1] https://nm.debian.org/process/578
> [2] https://nm.debian.org/process/482
> Joao Eriberto Mota Filho (via nm.debian.org)
> For details and to comment, visit https://nm.debian.org/process/676

I contribute Debian for love, I am a person who strives to improve and correct
my past mistakes, I want to be accepted with the work I am doing in the present,
not to be discriminated against by what has happened in the past.


⢀⣴⠾⠻⢶⣦⠀ Carlos Donizete Froes [a.k.a coringao]
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