Re: Tong Sun: Advocate
On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 11:08 PM Sergio Durigan Junior
> On Sunday, January 17 2021, Utkarsh Gupta wrote:
> > For nm.debian.org, at 2021-01-17:
> > I support Tong Sun <email@example.com>'s request to become Debian Developer, uploading.
> > I have worked with Tong Sun on a couple of golang packages for a couple of months now and I would
> > like him to be able to upload packages on his own.
> Hi Utkarsh, Tong,
> It seems to me, judging from outside (and without having actually seeing
> the work you've done) that you don't have too much experience working
> together. This can be problematic, especially if the work was done in
> private and in the context of a team collaboration, for example.
Thanks for the positive criticism. May I know what is the problem
with/when the work was done in private please? And also what would the
problem be in the context of a team collaboration. That indeed has
been the case for most/all of the go packages that I worked with
> > Tong has been a Debian user since before I wasn't even born :) and has been a DM since 2018!
> > I believe making him a DD would be a net-win overall and would also help in him helping others! \o/
> > I have personally worked with Tong Sun <firstname.lastname@example.org> (key A77985AD72B4CA08D8C5BF79885FDAB331FED834)
> > for a couple of months now and I know Tong Sun can be trusted to be a full member of Debian, and have unsupervised,
> > unrestricted upload rights, right now.
> I really appreciate the work Tong (and all the volunteers, for that
> matter) do for Debian, and I hope he will take this as a positive
> criticism, but I disagree with Utkarsh here. I think Tong would benefit
> from more experience with packaging, bug fixing, and other related work,
> before applying to become a Debian Developer.
> I understand the desire to strengthen your ties to the project, and I
> strongly believe that everybody should be aiming to do that, but I also
> believe that this is a process that takes its own time. Sometimes we
> need more practice in order to make sure that we will do a good job when
> the access to the whole archive is granted to us, and that is absolutely
> I would like to finish by saying again that I really hope Tong does not
> take this message as a discouragement, because it is not. Please, keep
> up with your work and the experience will come naturally.
> Thank you,
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