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This requirement has been approved by Housekeeping Robot <> 6 months, 3 weeks ago.

This process has been closed by noodles on 2019-02-03: no further modifications are possible.

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[ Advocating Romain Perier <> for DM process
  #585 on 2019-01-29. ]

I support the request by Romain Perier to become Debian Maintainer.
Starting in April 2018, Romain has contributed to various packages
maintained by the Linux kernel team (linux, linux-latest, ethtool,
firmware-nonfree) and I have reviewed most of those contributions.

Romain's contributions to these packages include:

- - Adding upstream patches for the kernel and updating its build
  configuration in response to bug reports
- - Keeping the PREEMPT_RT patch set up-to-date
- - Fixing build failures introduced by Debian-specific patches
- - Adding a script to summarise upstream changes in the changelog for

He quickly learned our processes and his work has been of a high
standard, so I added him to our Salsa group in September.  I think
he is ready to be a Debian Maintainer.
Signed with key AC2B 29BD 34A6 AFDD B3F6 8F35 E7BF C8EC 9586 1109
benh 2019-01-29 [view raw]
I have worked with Romain Perier for some months (at least since
October 2018), debugging issues related to the (non-free)
raspi3-firmware package, where he kindly helped me put my head out of
a thick layer of sand. He has helped me with several issues regarding
the (unofficial) Debian preview image.

While there is clearly a lot of ground Romain has still to cover to
learn the nooks and crannies of Debian development, I see him as an
engaged person, and I am happy to state he would make a great Debian

[ according to the recommendations in, I will state: I
  am sending this message to advocate Romain Perier
  <> for DM process #585. Today is
  2019-01-28. ]
Signed with key AB41 C1C6 8AFD 668C A045 EBF8 673A 03E4 C1DB 921F
gwolf 2019-01-28 [view raw]


Date Author Action Content Public
2019-01-29 19:06 req_approve New statement received, the requirement seems satisfied yes
2019-01-29 19:06 benh add_statement Added a new statement yes
2019-01-28 23:05 req_approve New statement received, the requirement seems satisfied yes
2019-01-28 23:05 gwolf add_statement Added a new statement yes