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Ben Finney

Account namebignose
OpenPGP fingerprint517C F14B B2F3 98B0 CB35 4855 B8B2 4C06 AC12 8405
Status Debian Developer, uploading since 2016-07-31

Short Biography

Thank you for reading my application!

I have been working in the Debian project since the early 2000s, and currently maintain several packages

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 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.

Personal history

Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
bignose March 7, 2016 July 31, 2016 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed jmw barry