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Declaration of intent

The most important requirement for changing status in Debian is to make sure that a person actually intends to.

This requirement has been approved by Housekeeping Robot <nm@debian.org> 6 months, 4 weeks ago.

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For nm.debian.org, at 2018-05-19:
I would like to apply to change my status in Debian to Debian Developer,
uploading.

I became a DM on 24th of December 2017, so quite recently. Since then I
tried to increase my contribution to and within Debian:

 - I continued to maintain schleuder and the related packages and
   dependencies. Also, I spent quite some time to make schleuder build
   reproducible, and it seems we're there, finally. (Dear reproducible
   builds folks: Thanks for pushing this and for driving this
   initiative, highly appreciated!)
 - I introduced ruby-factory-bot in Debian, which was renamed by
   upstream from ruby-factory-girl, which was the former name.
 - I supported the Ruby team and especially helped with the migration to
   ruby 2.5, that is, uploading new upstream versions and fixing bugs
   along the way.
 - I did my first security fix to handle CVE-2018-8048, which addressed
   a potential cross-site scripting vulnerability caused by libxml2 >=
   2.9.2 in ruby-loofah. (I guess: "more fun to come" due to libxml2.
   Also: ruby-rails-html-sanitizer still needs to be fixed, it's on my
   ToDo, sorry for the delay.)
 - I packaged my first python application: mwic, "misspelled words in
   context", which helps with checking (technical) docs for typos etc.
   Still on my ToDo: anorack, which is a spell-checker that finds
   incorrect indefinite articles ("a" vs. "an").
 - I helped with the transport of the sound equipment, needed by the
   video team, {for,to} the MiniDebConf in Hamburg which currently takes
   place.
 - I joined the privacy maintainers team to package mat2, the successor
   of mat, which helps with removing metadata from files.
 - I'm {supporting,helping} a friend of mine to package trees,
   "technology for resting email encrypted storage", which adds
   NaCL-based individually encrypted email storage to the Dovecot IMAP
   server. I'm very happy that the initial upload will happen "soon".
 - I'm planing to go to next DebConf and I'm up to help out with network
   and/or server stuff over there. I already sent this offer to the
   DebConf mailing list, but no response, so far. In case people need
   help: Just tell me, I'm more than happy to.

Full disclosure: I need to search for sponsors quite regularly, and most
of the time they just review and upload the packages, without requesting
changes. I would like to do this on my own in the future, and I feel
that I'm ready to. Of course I still need to learn stuff, but as I said
already in my DM application process: I think learning is a contant
thing, and a good thing at the same time, which I try to engage in.

I'm in Hamburg currently and will go to Taiwan, so if people are
curious: Come speak to me! Very much looking forward..

Thanks to all the people who supported me in one way of another during
the last ~ three years, and to all the people I don't know yet.

Thanks for {creating,doing} Debian and please continue to do so. The
future is still unwritten.

Cheers,
and talk soon,
Georg
Signed with key E29D D0FB EC96 07D9 63BD AE0D 5AD7 5B41 4EA4 1667
georg 2018-05-19 [view raw]

Log

Date Author Action Content Public
2018-05-19 16:46 nm@debian.org req_approve New statement received, the requirement seems satisfied yes
2018-05-19 16:46 georg add_statement Added a new statement yes