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Ben Finney

Account namebignose
OpenPGP fingerprint517C F14B B2F3 98B0 CB35 4855 B8B2 4C06 AC12 8405
StatusDebian 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 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 barry@debian.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.

Personal history

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