Daniel Swarbrick: Advocate
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I support Daniel Swarbrick <firstname.lastname@example.org>'s request to
become Debian Developer, uploading.
I have worked personally and closely with him for about 2 years in the
(unofficial) Prometheus packaging team, maintaining a plethora of applications
and their dozens and dozens of dependencies. He has shown technical ability,
care for detail, and -most importantly- an excellent team spirit. He has been
an invaluable support to keep this big stack up-to-date and to a high standard
He has worked mostly independently for a long time now, and he is usually
blocked only by his lack of upload rights. When I sponsor one of his uploads,
most of the time I have no comments or requests to make. I am confident that he
is ready to get unsupervised upload rights; moreover, having easy access to
porter machines would give him extra tools that sometimes can block his
progress. I also think that he deserves to be formally recognised by the
project, and to get voting rights immediately.
It seems that now DM has become almost a requirement, from what I am reading.
And I suppose it would have been helpful to do it in the past, to avoid being
blocked waiting for me to sponsor the uploads, but I don't think that is
necessary at this stage, and would only lead to extra red tape and frustration.
Daniel tells me that he had been so busy doing packaging work (for Debian, and
internally for his day job), that he never really did think about it, until
people around him (including me) told him that he should already be applying
In these pages, you can get an idea of the amount of excellent work he has
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Martina Ferrari (via nm.debian.org)
For details and to comment, visit https://nm.debian.org/process/772/