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 <email@example.com> 6 months ago.
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I would like to become a Debian Developer, uploading. I have been an official Debian Maintainer for over a year. The impetus for taking this step came to me when my usual package sponsor, Matt Kraai, needed some personal time away from Debian this summer as I was putting the finishing touches on three brand new packages. My main Debian activity has been providing updates to the GNU unifont package, which I maintain for Debian and for the GNU Project. It was orphaned on Debian when I adopted it about ten years ago. I have also created three Debian packages from scratch: unibetacode, utf8gen, and utfcheck. I have volunteered at the Debian booth at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) for the past several years, except for one year when I had to go on travel for work. Over the past year or so, I have submitted various Debian bug reports. Many of these have been patches for Debian documentation, most notably for developers-reference, maint-guide, and debmake-doc. For fontforge (which my unifont package depends upon), I wrote missing man pages that have been adopted by Debian and upstream. I also gave corrections to the pbuilder user's manual last year to Matt Kraai, who was a pbuilder maintainer at the time [see https://salsa.debian.org/pbuilder-team/pbuilder/blob/master/Documentation/pbuilder-doc.xml]. Those changes were incorporated into the pbuilder 0.228.8 release. I recently made some changes to the markdown package (for which Matt Kraai has filed an RFA) although I do not use it or intend to adopt it. In the future, I expect to continue submitting proofreading comments for documents that I encounter during my Debian adventures, to continue improving the Debian packages that I now maintain, to help contribute new packages, and possibly to adopt other orphaned packages. Thank you, Paul HardySigned with key 95D2 E9AB 8740 D804 6387 FD15 1A09 227B 1F43 5A33
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