This page collects statements of advocacy for Maarten van Gompel <> to become Debian Maintainer.

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This requirement has been approved by Housekeeping Robot <> 2 years, 2 months ago.

This process has been closed by gwolf on 2018-02-21: no further modifications are possible.

Signed statements

Statement Uploaded by Upload date Actions
I support Maarten van Gompel <>'s request to become Debian
Maintainer.  I am familiar his existing work in Debian and believe it to be of
a suitable standard both technically and socially.   Granting Debian
Maintainership to Maarten would be good both for our users and Free Software.

Since about june 2016 Maarten is the primary maintainer of sourcepackages

 frog frogdata libfolia mbt mbtserver python-pynlpl ticcutils timbl timblserver
 ucto uctodata

These are all well maintained: bugs generally get fixed within a reasonable amount
of time, no rc-bugs are open.

Maarten is involved in upstream of most of these packages, and is a colleague
of Ko van der Sloot who's the other half of upstream of most of these packages.
I myself have been involved in maintaining this software in the past, and have
collaborated with Maarten.  At one can find
Maarten interacting with other hackers to solve a packaging bug in uctodata, in
January 2017.

I know Maarten van Gompel can be trusted to have upload rights for his own
packages, right now.

                                   --Joost van Baal-Ilić, Tilburg, Netherlands
Signed with key B8FA C2E2 5047 5B8C E940 A919 5793 0DAB 0B86 B067
joostvb 2018-02-01 [view raw]


Date Author Action Content Public
2018-02-01 15:41 req_approve New statement received, the requirement seems satisfied yes
2018-02-01 15:41 joostvb add_statement Added a new statement yes