MOTU Application

Sarah Hobbs hobbsee at
Sat Jun 23 05:34:15 BST 2007

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A definite +1 here.

Incidently, i doubt the rest of the sponsors are subscribed to this
list.  Have CC'd all of those mentioned in the sponsors list, who arent
on the MC council, or who havent replied.


Richard A. Johnson wrote:
> Dear MOTU Council,
> I ask that you please consider the following information as input into the 
> application process to become a Master of the Universe.
> LazyWeb Locations:
>  *
>  *
> Background:
> I began my seek for MOTU membership during the Edgy release cycle by assisting 
> other members such as Daniel T. Chen, Jonathan Riddell, Sarah Hobbs, and 
> Brandon Holtsclaw. During the Feisty release cycle I increased my involvement 
> and spread out to applications that weren't so Kubuntu dependent, increasing 
> my knowledge in how the other platforms tend to work. Now it is the Gutsy 
> release cycle, and after people like Andrew Mitchell, Sarah Hobbs, Daniel T. 
> Chen, and Scott Kitterman stated I should apply, I have decided to officially 
> toss in my hat.
> During the Gutsy cycle I have become involved with the Debian KDE-Extras team 
> where I have been given access to commit to the SVN repo changes to packages 
> I help maintain and/or maintain solely. In Debian, I currently maintain the 
> KRename package and am working on getting a new embedded library maintained 
> and sponsored to help curb the issues with the Plucker application. Debian 
> has decided to suspend building the Plucker desktop, however I have been able 
> to use the library package I am working on to get the Plucker desktop to 
> build and function the way the upstream developers have planned. Recently I 
> got KMPlayer into Debian (actually going through sponsorship now).
> Working with the many MOTUs has expanded my horizon and got me working hands 
> on with Debian and even KDE. I have been hanging around the Ubuntu community 
> now for a couple of years, been a member for over a year, created and still 
> run the ever-so-famous Ubuntu Chicago LoCo. I also enjoy writing 
> documentation and maintaining Kubuntu and KDE documentation, of which I have 
> been working on since the Dapper release. I was recently nominated and 
> approved to join the Kubuntu Community Council in which I so graciously hold 
> a seat. I have been involved in various MOTU tasks and am eager to jump on a 
> project when someone offers just to hone my skills. I don't claim direct 
> maintainer-ship of any package as I tend to follow the Debian Maintainer 
> Field specification, and place the Maintainer-ship into MOTU hands. This even 
> goes for the packages I maintain in Debian.
> Sponsors:
> I really don't have one or two direct sponsors, as I have tended to aide 
> others in getting merges and syncs complete. The following are just a few of 
> the MOTUs and/or Core Developers who have sponsored a package or two for me:
>  * Jonathan Riddell
>  * Sarah Hobbs
>  * Daniel T. Chen
>  * Scott Kitterman
>  * Emmet Hickory
>  * Brandon Holtsclaw
> My MOTU Plans:
> Continue working with the great MOTUs and Core Developers helping to relieve 
> the stress that comes with the development cycle. Continue helping the 
> Kubuntu team, which has been undermanned for sometime now, as well as lend a 
> hand to the other communities as well. I have recently become involved with 
> the Derivatives team where I hope to help a bit from the KDE side of things. 
> I really enjoy working with newer people in the community getting them up to 
> speed in various aspects. I have even helped a few people now with some 
> packaging and revu'ing, and that is always exciting and rewarding when it is 
> successful. I am always open to new adventures and increasing responsibility. 
> I know when Google can't answer and a MOTU can. If it is a difficult task, I 
> know where and who to ask for guidance, and would never intentionally upload 
> a defective package. If I am uncertain about a package, I will definitely go 
> for assistance and get one or two opinions before uploading.
> I appreciate your time and consideration and look forward to hearing from you 
> shortly. Thank you!
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