Being a MOTU

Back in October, I wrote a post about my process of becoming a MOTU. I’ve been pretty busy since October. First of all, I had this 9 month build finally finish:

Successfully signed dsc and changes files

Successfully signed dsc and changes files

Once things sort of settled down from that, I jumped back in to updating and syncing packages. This time I was mainly focusing on desktop packages, because that’s the group my mentor worked on. However, I wanted to get some different experiences, so I also worked on some new debian packages (one of which landed).

So after all this, I talked to a few people and it was suggested that I apply for MOTU. So I cleaned up my wikipage and applied for it. The DMB had a lot of questions in the meeting, but I guess I was persuasive enough because I was approved on June 6!

So what’s next? Personally, I want to keep doing updates, complete a SRU, land my other debian package, sponsor some packages, and help other people achieve their goal of being a MOTU also.

I feel that mentoring is probably one of the most important parts of being a MOTU, so even though I’m new, I’d love to help where I can. I can help by answering questions or helping with ideas of things to work on. Finding the work can sometimes be the hardest part, and the only path forward to becoming a MOTU is doing updates and syncs, so it’s critical to keep up the momentum. So if you’re working on this goal, find me on #ubuntu-motu as mfisch and we can chat.

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