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This requirement has been approved by Housekeeping Robot <nm@debian.org> 3 years, 7 months ago.

This process has been closed by nm@debian.org on 2016-12-21: no further modifications are possible.

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In March, I wrote

   I strongly support Sean's application to be a DM. He's hard working, a
   quick learner, but most importantly I think he gets why the integration
   and trust mechanisms provided by distros are still important, despite
   the many alternative software distribution mechanisms available.

This is all still true, but in the meantime Sean has gone from from
being a mentee to being a partner in managing the emacs addons
packaging team. It's not an exaggeration to say that without Sean's
efforts, this team would not really exist.

A quick look at 

  https://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=spwhitton%40spwhitton.name&comaint=yes

shows that Sean is active in several other areas of packaging,
particularly Haskell.  This kind of broad activity will benefit from
the ability to upload independently, and to sponsor.

I trust Sean's technical judgment, and perhaps more importantly, I
think he has excellent abilities to work/play well with others.

I fully support Sean's application to be a Debian Developer,
uploading.
Signed with key 815B 6398 2A79 F8E7 C727 86C4 762B 57BB 7842 06AD
bremner 2016-09-10 [view raw]
For nm.debian.org, at 2016-09-08:
I support Sean Whitton <spwhitton@spwhitton.name>'s request to become Debian Developer, uploading.
I have worked with Sean on a bunch of packages (mostly Emacs-related) for few months now and I really would like to see him spreading his own wings.

I have personally worked with Sean Whitton <spwhitton@spwhitton.name> (key 8DC2487E51ABDD90B5C4753F0F56D0553B6D411B) since March 2016,
he always presented me packages for sponsorship with almost immaculate lintian reports and showed advanced skills on fixing every issue he faced on his maintenance duties.

So, I know for sure that Sean can be trusted to be a full member of Debian, and have unsupervised, unrestricted upload rights, right now.
Signed with key 4E8E 810A 6B44 5FDE 68DA D025 8062 3989 83B2 CF7A
mfv 2016-09-08 [view raw]
I strongly support Sean Whitton <spwhitton@spwhitton.name>'s request to become
Debian Developer, uploading.
I have worked with Sean Whitton on a lot of packages/RFS for a lot of time
and I would like to see him doing uploads alone, because he has understood
completely what Debian is, and I would like to see him part of the community.

I have personally worked with Sean Whitton <spwhitton@spwhitton.name>
(key 8DC2487E51ABDD90B5C4753F0F56D0553B6D411B) for one year or so,
and I know Sean Whitton can be trusted to be a full member of Debian,
and have unsupervised, unrestricted upload rights, right now.

Side note: it took a lot of time for him to become DM, because of gpg
signatures missing. He should have been a DM for 6 months, and now we
should be at 5 months.
I'm *really* happy to break my personal policy for one months,
because he is doing an AWESOME work on d-haskell, QA uploads,
RFS mentorings, WNPP bugs, NMU uploads, and ~50 packages well
maintained in main.

He has a strong haskell knowledge, a strong emacs knowledge,
and many times I find difficult to even understand his changes,
ending up in giving him DM privileges for some packages and trusting his work.

He also maintains some nice dh-* addons such as dh-elpa, dh-make-elpa,
mozilla-devscripts and I don't even remember how many more.

I positively remember one of his first contributions
(not sure if it was the first, but this one is impressed in my memory):
many people were trying to get ublock/ublock-origin packaged in Debian,
and I was putting some effort in cleaning up the package, fixing, and
making it good for Debian policy (and also following the mozilla
packaging procedures).
At the end we were stuck, about choosing the best fork,
packaging issues and some more problems.
He went through the RFS bug, cleaned up the package, got it sponsored in
really little time (3 days) with no changes/nitpicks, and became a great
Maintainer suddenly after that first package.
The Debian community will benefit a lot from his contributions, please let him in.
Signed with key 9297 8A6E 195E 4921 825F 7FF0 F34F 0974 4E9F 5DD9
locutusofborg 2016-09-08 [view raw]
For nm.debian.org, at 2016-09-08:

I support Sean Whitton <spwhitton@spwhitton.name>
(key 8DC2487E51ABDD90B5C4753F0F56D0553B6D411B)'s request to become Debian Developer, uploading.

I have personally worked with Sean Whitton for quite some months, sponsoring
dozens of uploads for him and helping out for others.  I can also attest his
social skills are great, working with him is always a pleasure.

I know Sean Whitton can be trusted to be a full member of Debian, and have
unsupervised, unrestricted upload rights, right now.
Signed with key 66AE 2B4A FCCF 3F52 DA18 4D18 4B04 3FCD B944 4540
mattia 2016-09-08 [view raw]

Log

Date Author Action Content Public
2016-09-10 15:30 nm@debian.org req_approve New statement received, the requirement seems satisfied yes
2016-09-10 15:30 bremner add_statement Added a signed statement yes
2016-09-08 20:03 nm@debian.org req_approve New statement received, the requirement seems satisfied yes
2016-09-08 20:03 mfv add_statement Added a signed statement yes
2016-09-08 14:20 nm@debian.org req_approve New statement received, the requirement seems satisfied yes
2016-09-08 14:20 locutusofborg add_statement Added a signed statement yes
2016-09-08 14:10 nm@debian.org req_approve New statement received, the requirement seems satisfied yes
2016-09-08 14:10 mattia add_statement Added a signed statement yes