emmet.hikory at gmail.com
Mon Jul 2 14:41:58 BST 2007
On 7/2/07, Alexander Sack <asac at jwsdot.com> wrote:
> Andrea is my MOTU student, so here a few comments ...
> Further, I am sure that his technical abilities are better than those
> of lots of other MOTUs, which of course doesn't justify to lower the
> bar for becoming a MOTU.
> Anyway, more importantly, he is eager and open to new ideas and
> thoughts. Further, he has no problems to confess errors and searching
> for a solution once it becomes obvious that he did wrong.
> I think he will take extra care and will not upload in case he does
> not understand what he is doing. He might break and upload here and
> there, but hey, thats normal and as long as doesn't drop the ball on
> broken packages, this is definitly good.
Not to express an opinion either way on Andrea's specific
packaging skills or practices, but I believe the recent adjustments to
the sponsors queue had made it considerably easier for contributors to
have their work included in the archive, (including quite a
significant number of Andrea's revisions - thank you), and that the
presence of any negative feedback from MOTU Council members should
indicate that the applicant has work to do, either technically or
socially, before reapplication,
More generally, not having one's application confirmed should not
be considered a rejection, only an indication that something more is
required as part of the process of being granted direct upload rights
to the archive.
On the other hand, I'm very new to MOTU myself, so my opinions
should not necessarily carry much weight.
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