On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 11:38:47PM -0600, Gunnar Wolf wrote: > Andrea Bolognani dijo [Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 09:45:55PM -0000]: > > I hereby declare my intent to become a Debian Maintainer. > > > > It's been a long time coming, too: my first upload to Debian was all > > the way back in 2006! [...] > I don't directly know your work, and I'm not advocating for you. > > However, I think you should consider this: If you have been an active > Debian contributor for 12 years, even if it is via sponsored uploads, > I believe you will find no opposition if you go straight for the DD > status. > > Up to you to decide. Becoming a DM is simple and quick, and requires > much less hassle than becoming a DD (for very important trust > reasons). But I believe throughout this time you have surely material > to show to the project you "really mean it" :-]
My sponsor's argument for going for DM at first rather than straight for DD was that, though I have been contributing to Debian for a long time, most of my work has been done in isolation and doesn't reach outside the comfort zone of the few packages I've been maintaining over the years. In particular, I would probably not be able to line up more than one Advocate since I've been working with Niels exclusively for the past several years, and asking someone who's sponsored a few uploads 6+ years ago for advocacy would be reaching quite a bit. So the plan is to get DM now, then come back for DD after my involvement in Debian has broadened further. -- Andrea Bolognani <e...@kiyuko.org> Resistance is futile, you will be garbage collected.
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