I, Graham Inggs, apply for MOTU.


Graham Inggs

Launchpad Page

Wiki Page

Who I am

I'm a sysadmin for the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Cape Town.

My Ubuntu story

I've been using Ubuntu as my primary desktop operating system since Gutsy Gibbon. I started contributing to Ubuntu in late 2012 fixing bugs in packages we use at our university; cntlm, (open)motif and CUDA.

My involvement

Packaging, SRUs, syncs, merges and bug triaging.

Examples of my work / Things I'm proud of

Areas of work

I try to keep in contact with the upstream developers of the packages I maintain.

Things I could do better

I would like to be able to do more in bug control such as being able to nominate bugs for series and setting their status and importance.

Plans for the future


I will be applying for Debian Maintainer soon, and if successful, will apply for Debian Developer within the next 6 months.

What I like least in Ubuntu

Sometimes bugs are fixed in the development release and those fixes never make it into the stable release, leaving users to live with annoyances for 6 months and wondering why the bug status is "fix released" while it is still broken for them. I think there should be more SRUs.


If you'd like to comment, but are not the applicant or a sponsor, do it here. Don't forget to sign with @SIG@.


As a sponsor, just copy the template below, fill it out and add it to this section.

Stefano Rivera

General feedback

Reviewed and sponsored a lot of Motif related packages for Graham, in both Debian & Ubuntu. Also helped Graham improve the state of CUDA and OpenCL packaging in Ubuntu, which gets rather hairy (complex tangles of virtual packages). In the process, there have been FFes, quite a few SRUs, and I don't recall any breakage.

For the last while, I've had very little feedback to offer on sponsorship - the work was all pretty good. I trust Graham to ask when he needs help with something, or review on a complex issue.

Specific Experiences of working together

I've worked with Graham quite a bit over the last couple of years, helping him get involved in Debian & Ubuntu, and mentoring.

Areas of Improvement

My only criticism is an over-eagerness to SRU. We can't achieve perfection evenrywhere.


=== General feedback ===
## Please fill us in on your shared experience. (How many packages did you sponsor? How would you judge the quality? How would you describe the improvements? Do you trust the applicant?)

=== Specific Experiences of working together ===
''Please add good examples of your work together, but also cases that could have handled better.''
=== Areas of Improvement ===


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