Hi *,

since nm.d.o seems to still recognise me as emeritus, I’m
resending my advocacy message directly here:

Dominik George dixit:

>I would like to apply for becoming a Debian Maintainer.

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I hereby advocate Dominik George (Natureshadow) for DM.

I’ve worked on and off with him for the last couple of years,
and especially in the last few months, his Debian packaging
skills have skyrocked. Back in 2012, I had concerns; by now,
these are no longer relevant — Nik is less… well, “young and
quick to react in anger”… than four years ago, and he comes
and asks around when he has problems, and even occasionally
listens to me ☺ and he’s worked with a couple of sponsors
successfully. He’s also a member of several packaging teams,
from what I see, also with great success.

Nik was also the main person behind bringing the infrastructure
of Teckids up and running, which is currently trickling back
into Skolelinux and Debian proper. I’ve done my share, granted,
but mostly on the deep technical shut-up-and-hack level.

I also know Nik does community support, but also individual
support for Debian/Skolelinux, going far beyond what’s usually
required from people doing such support.

I’m working in the office right opposite Nik’s at $dayjob, so
we have some interaction and I think I can judge quite a good
part of him good enough by now.

As things currently stand, I’m convinced Nik is ready for DM
(although not DD yet, DM is a good stepping stone) and that
his packaging and other (related and unrelated) skills are up
for this job.

//mirabilos
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bye,
//mirabilos
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