My official MOTU application

Stephan Hermann sh at
Tue Jun 26 19:11:53 BST 2007

Hi Scott, Hi Motus,

even when I stepped back from my Ubuntu Duties, I strongly propose to 
catch Scott as Ubuntu MOTU.
He has the knowledge about wine and his packages (which are in Ubuntu 
mostly unchanged)
Scott has further a good upstream connection towards the wine core 

Regarding the fact, that some motus were assigned just because to get 
some packages into Ubuntu (I think it was compiz or beryl, right?),
I really propose that Scott has a short and easy going for Ubuntu MOTU.


Scott Ritchie schrieb:
> Hello everyone,
> My name is Scott Ritchie, and I would like to, finally, be an official
> Master of the Universe. The idea of being an MOTU was initially floated
> to me around the time the MOTU program itself started, I believe in the
> days of Hoary.  Since then, and to this day, I have been maintaining up
> to date Wine packages and putting them at my own upstream repository:
> Until recently, these packages have been merged in to Ubuntu universe
> largely unchanged by Stephan Hermann.  Since my interest was primarily
> Wine, and his sponsorship combined with the upstream repository seemed
> to satisfy the needs of our users well enough, I didn't make any
> additional effort to become an "official" MOTU.  Only recently have I
> become an Ubuntu member.
> Recently, however, Stephan Hermann has resigned from the project.
> Having just graduated college, I meanwhile have found both the time and
> the desire to improve Ubuntu more fully.  I no longer want to merely
> maintain my own package and instead also want to fix bugs and contribute
> additional packages (eg wine-doors) - hence, here I am, applying for
> official MOTU rather than asking for a new sponsor.
> You can check out my wiki page here:
> I admit my application is rather brief, and I only have one sponsor -
> and technically we never even called the arrangement sponsorship.
> Still, I figured the best approach was to get an application in, and if
> more evidence of my ability was needed I could then find additional
> sponsors.
> Thanks,
> Scott Ritchie

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