|OpenPGP fingerprint||517C F14B B2F3 98B0 CB35 4855 B8B2 4C06 AC12 8405|
|Status||Debian Developer, uploading since 2016-07-31|
Thank you for reading my application!
I have been working in the Debian project since the early 2000s, and currently maintain several packages https://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=ben%2Bdebian@benfinney.id.au&comaint=yes.
My earlier application for Debian Developer (pre-dating my current GnuPG key!) was rejected. This was primarily because I had not developed a significant relationship with any one mentor, so my advocates did not have any long relationship with me.
I have addressed that in the years since, by working continuously with the Debian policy team, the Debian Python teams, and as a mentor myself for newer maintainers.
Responses to my earlier application raised concerns about my communication style at the time. I have improved my style in the past decade of work with the Debian project to be more collaborative and respectful. Working with other (non-software) communities has also educated me greatly in how to compassionately work together with diverse groups.
My application now is prompted primarily by Barry Warsaw firstname.lastname@example.org with whom I have enjoyed working to improve many Python packages in Debian.
I look forward to continuing to improve free software and Debian. Thank you for considering my application.
|bignose||7 Mar 2016||31 Jul 2016||Debian Developer, uploading (done)||Completed||jmw||barry|