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Sun Jun 24 02:26:27 BST 2007
On Friday 22 June 2007 23:09, Chris Cheney wrote:
> MOTU Council Members,
> Please consider my application to become a Master of the Universe.
> Experience with MOTU activity:
> Gutsy: 6 packages accepted into the archive (various sponsors)
> Details are available from https://launchpad.net/~ccheney/+packages
> I consider myself the primary Ubuntu maintainer of the following packages:
> I have had three sponsors: Kees Cook, Jonathan Riddell, and Luke
> Reason for application:
> I need to become a MOTU before I can apply to become a core-dev
> which I need for my packages. Also, I am the new official OpenOffice.org
> Ubuntu Membership:
> I am not yet an Ubuntu member, but my application will be heard at
> the 23rd June 2007 Community Council Meeting. Please see
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ChrisCheney for an overview of all Ubuntu
> I am also a Debian Developer and have been one since July 2000. I have
> maintained many packages over the years including Xiph audio, and KDE.
> With interest in your response,
I have no direct experience with Chris' packaging skills, but I would imagine
with him being a long time DD he understands packaging well and having gotten
several Ubuntu packages uploaded probably understands Ubuntu differences well
enough. So technically, I'm guessing he'd be a +1, but don't have direct
experience to say.
I think being a MOTU is also about being in the community. I have had some
interaction with Chris on IRC and it seems like he is willing to work with
others and get along. This is good, but it's a very little experience.
It seems to me that the MOTU Council process was designed for community driven
promotion to MOTU and that this request is (for a good reason) outside that
normal process. I'm glad I don't have to decide because as a community
driven element of Ubuntu, I don't think that the fact that Canonical hired
someone to do a particular job ought to drive our processes. OTOH, I'm sure
Chris knows WAY more than I did about packaging when I got approved.
Chris, are you still going to be sticking around if you aren't working for
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