William 'jawn-smith' Wilson Core Developer Application
william.wilson at canonical.com
Wed Nov 17 22:50:02 UTC 2021
Thank you for both the feedback and the vote! Regardless of the outcome of
this application I will continue searching for more opportunities to work
with non-foundations members.
On Wed, Nov 17, 2021 at 3:46 PM Dan Streetman <ddstreet at canonical.com>
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2021 at 2:12 PM William Wilson
> <william.wilson at canonical.com> wrote:
> > I, William 'jawn-smith' Wilson re-apply for core-dev. I have added my
> application to the agenda for Nov 29, 2021.
> for reference, the meeting log from your previous application is here:
> my vote/feedback from the mtg:
> [16:35] <ddstreet> -1 most of your technical work seems good to me,
> but I'm concerned about SRU work; in particular I'm worried that most
> of your experience has been with the devel release, and most SRU work
> is with "special" packages that don't follow the normal SRU rules. I
> also am concerned that most of your experience, and all your
> endorsements, are from fellow team members on the foundations team.
> I'd like to see more endorsements from non-foundations
> [16:35] <ddstreet> people, and more SRU work, especially difficult SRU
> I reviewed your recent SRU uploads and while I'd *ideally* like to see
> a few more (the speedtest-cli, hplip, and ghostscript SRU patches are
> all pretty basic), I feel like it's a good enough example of
> understanding of the process and I've seen enough of your more
> detailed technical work from the previous application.
> I'd still really like to have seen at least one endorsement from a
> sponsor who isn't on the Foundations team, but that certainly isn't a
> requirement and I won't hold it against you :-)
> So, please consider this email my official +1 vote for your application.
> > I have updated my application with steps I have taken to improve my
> ability to contribute to Ubuntu as a core developer:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/jawn-smith/CoreDeveloperApplication . I will also
> provide a short summary in this thread:
> > One of the main pieces of feedback I received during my first
> application was my lack of SRU experience, and the fact that many of the
> SRUs I had done were total backports rather than SRUs that cherry-pick
> small changes. I have written the SRU templates and created the debdiffs
> for LP: #1938442 LP: #1913656 and LP: #1944475 . I have also created a
> patch and performed SRU verification (after somebody else filled out the
> SRU template) for LP: #1923352. While I am still waiting to have some of
> these uploaded, I believe they demonstrate my understanding of the SRU
> template and how to cherry pick minor code changes.
> > I have also completed the Go 1.17 transition, and read a good amount of
> documentation to better understand transitions and seeds, and other useful
> > I have kept my calendar clear this time in case this meeting runs long
> > Thank you for your consideration,
> > William
> > On Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 3:36 PM Dan Streetman <ddstreet at canonical.com>
> >> On Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 12:27 PM William Wilson
> >> <william.wilson at canonical.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > I, William 'jawn-smith' Wilson, apply for core-dev.
> >> >
> >> > My application can be found at
> >> During today's DMB meeting, the board voted to decline the application
> >> for Ubuntu Core Developer, with feedback provided during the meeting.
> >> We appreciate your work for Ubuntu and look forward to your
> >> reapplication at a future meeting!
> >> >
> >> > I am aware of the request to submit the application at least a week
> before the meeting during which my application is considered. However, I
> was hoping you would be willing to consider my application during the next
> meeting on September 6 as I have a week of +1 maintenance work starting on
> September 13. I completely understand if this is too short notice, and
> would be happy to move my application to September 20.
> >> >
> >> > Thank you for your consideration,
> >> >
> >> > William
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