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This requirement has been approved by Housekeeping Robot <> 3 years, 1 month ago.

This process has been closed by on 2016-10-23: no further modifications are possible.

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For, at 2016-10-22, originally at 2016-10-14:

I support Natureshadow’s request to become DM, that is, this person:

pub   4096R/A0C4F296 2013-01-17 Dominik George (Natureshadow) <>
 Primary key fingerprint: 3C9D 54A4 7575 C026 FB17  FD26 B79A 3C16 A0C4 F296

I have personally, and in real life, worked with him and I know
he can be trusted to have upload rights for their own and team‑
maintained packages, right now.

So, now the original message, now that the formalities are out of the way:

Hash: SHA384

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.

Signed with key 9031 955E 7A97 A4FD A32B 2B86 76B5 34B2 E990 07E0
tg 2016-10-22 [view raw]


Date Author Action Content Public
2016-10-22 19:07 req_approve New statement received, the requirement seems satisfied yes
2016-10-22 19:07 tg add_statement Added a signed statement yes