PerPackageUploaderApplication

I, Luis Henriques, apply for the Ubuntu Kernel Uploaders team membership, to get upload rights for the linux-* packages.

Who I am

I am Luis Henriques and I work for Canonical as a member of the Ubuntu Kernel Team. Currently, I am a member of the Stable Kernel Team and my main focus is on the SRU process. I also help with bug triagging/fixing and I have interest in any areas relating the kernel, specially core subsystems.

My Ubuntu story

I have been using Debian since I found out about the GNU/Linux operating system (late 1990's). When Ubuntu first appeared, I quickly migrated to it and I've been using it since then.

My involvement

I have joined the Ubuntu Kernel Team in early 2012, and started working with the Stable Kernel Team packaging kernels for the Ubuntu stable releases. Although this has been my main focus, I've also been involved on kernel bugs triagging and fixing. This allowed me to increase my interaction with upstreams, for example by submitting patches to the community.

Examples of my work / Things I'm proud of

The following URL contains the activities I've been involved regarding bugs triage and fixing:

I've also been contacting upstreams (kernel subsystems maintainers, mainly) whenever required. For example, whenever I fix a bug that is also present upstreams.

As my main focus has been on kernel packaging, there are several Linux related packages that I have uploaded into Ubuntu repositories. As I do not have upload rights yet, I always need to find sponsors for these packages. Here's a list of all the packages I have already uploaded:

Summary

Sponsor

# Packages

Andy Whitcroft

12

Brad Figg

14

Herton R. Krzesinski

31

Leann Ogasawara

19

Tim Gardner

8

Steve Conklin

8

Stefan Bader

7

Total packages

99

Details

Package

Version

Sponsor

linux

2.6.24-31.102

Tim Gardner

linux

2.6.24-32.103

Leann Ogasawara

linux

2.6.24-32.104

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-backports-modules-2.6.24

2.6.24-32.44

Leann Ogasawara

linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24

2.6.24-32.52

Leann Ogasawara

linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24

2.6.24.18-32.14

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-meta

2.6.24.32.34

Leann Ogasawara

linux-ec2

2.6.32-345.49

Stefan Bader

linux-ec2

2.6.32-345.50

Stefan Bader

linux-ec2

2.6.32-347.52

Stefan Bader

linux-ec2

2.6.32-347.53

Stefan Bader

linux-backports-modules-2.6.32

2.6.32-41.43

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux

2.6.32-41.88

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux

2.6.32-41.90

Andy Whitcroft

linux

2.6.32-41.91

Andy Whitcroft

linux-backports-modules-2.6.32

2.6.32-42.44

Tim Gardner

linux

2.6.32-42.95

Tim Gardner

linux

2.6.32-42.96

Tim Gardner

linux-meta-ec2

2.6.32.347.28

Stefan Bader

linux-ports-meta

2.6.32.41.33

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-meta

2.6.32.41.48

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-ports-meta

2.6.32.42.34

Tim Gardner

linux-meta

2.6.32.42.49

Tim Gardner

linux

2.6.35-32.67

Brad Figg

linux-lts-backport-maverick

2.6.35-32.67~lucid1

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-backports-modules-2.6.38

2.6.38-14.10

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux

2.6.38-14.58

Brad Figg

linux-lts-backport-natty

2.6.38-14.58~lucid1

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-backports-modules-2.6.38

2.6.38-15.11

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux

2.6.38-15.59

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-lts-backport-natty

2.6.38-15.59~lucid1

Brad Figg

linux

2.6.38-15.60

Andy Whitcroft

linux-lts-backport-natty

2.6.38-15.60~lucid1

Andy Whitcroft

linux

2.6.38-15.61

Tim Gardner

linux-lts-backport-natty

2.6.38-15.61~lucid1

Tim Gardner

linux

2.6.38-15.65

Steve Conklin

linux-lts-backport-natty

2.6.38-15.65~lucid1

Steve Conklin

linux

2.6.38-15.66

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-lts-backport-natty

2.6.38-15.66~lucid1

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-meta-lts-backport-natty

2.6.38.14.24

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-meta

2.6.38.14.29

Brad Figg

linux-meta-lts-backport-natty

2.6.38.15.25

Brad Figg

linux-meta

2.6.38.15.30

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-backports-modules-3.0.0

3.0.0-17.10

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux

3.0.0-17.30

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-lts-backport-oneiric

3.0.0-17.30~lucid1

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-backports-modules-3.0.0

3.0.0-19.12

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux

3.0.0-19.33

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-lts-backport-oneiric

3.0.0-19.33~lucid1

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-backports-modules-3.0.0

3.0.0-20.13

Brad Figg

linux

3.0.0-20.34

Brad Figg

linux-lts-backport-oneiric

3.0.0-20.34~lucid1

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-backports-modules-3.0.0

3.0.0-21.14

Leann Ogasawara

linux

3.0.0-21.35

Leann Ogasawara

linux-lts-backport-oneiric

3.0.0-21.35~lucid1

Andy Whitcroft

linux-backports-modules-3.0.0

3.0.0-22.15

Leann Ogasawara

linux

3.0.0-22.36

Leann Ogasawara

linux-lts-backport-oneiric

3.0.0-22.36~lucid1

Leann Ogasawara

linux-backports-modules-3.0.0

3.0.0-23.16

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux

3.0.0-23.39

Stefan Bader

linux-lts-backport-oneiric

3.0.0-23.39~lucid1

Stefan Bader

linux-backports-modules-3.0.0

3.0.0-24.17

Andy Whitcroft

linux

3.0.0-24.40

Andy Whitcroft

linux-lts-backport-oneiric

3.0.0-24.40~lucid1

Andy Whitcroft

linux-backports-modules-3.0.0

3.0.0-25.18

Leann Ogasawara

linux

3.0.0-25.41

Leann Ogasawara

linux-lts-backport-oneiric

3.0.0-25.41~lucid1

Leann Ogasawara

linux-meta

3.0.0.17.20

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-meta-lts-backport-oneiric

3.0.0.17.5

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-meta

3.0.0.19.23

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-meta

3.0.0.20.24

Brad Figg

linux-meta-lts-backport-oneiric

3.0.0.20.8

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-meta

3.0.0.21.25

Leann Ogasawara

linux-meta-lts-backport-oneiric

3.0.0.21.9

Andy Whitcroft

linux-meta-lts-backport-oneiric

3.0.0.22.10

Leann Ogasawara

linux-meta

3.0.0.22.26

Leann Ogasawara

linux-meta-lts-backport-oneiric

3.0.0.23.11

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-meta

3.0.0.23.27

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-meta-lts-backport-oneiric

3.0.0.24.12

Andy Whitcroft

linux-meta

3.0.0.24.28

Andy Whitcroft

linux-meta-lts-backport-oneiric

3.0.0.25.13

Leann Ogasawara

linux-meta

3.0.0.25.29

Leann Ogasawara

linux

3.2.0-24.38

Brad Figg

linux

3.2.0-24.39

Andy Whitcroft

linux-backports-modules-3.2.0

3.2.0-25.10

Steve Conklin

linux

3.2.0-25.40

Steve Conklin

linux-backports-modules-3.2.0

3.2.0-26.11

Steve Conklin

linux

3.2.0-26.41

Steve Conklin

linux-backports-modules-3.2.0

3.2.0-27.12

Brad Figg

linux-backports-modules-3.2.0

3.2.0-29.14

Leann Ogasawara

linux

3.2.0-29.46

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-backports-modules-3.2.0

3.2.0-30.15

Brad Figg

linux

3.2.0-30.47

Brad Figg

linux

3.2.0-30.48

Herton R. Krzesinski

linux-meta

3.2.0.25.27

Steve Conklin

linux-meta

3.2.0.26.28

Steve Conklin

linux-meta

3.2.0.27.29

Brad Figg

linux-meta

3.2.0.29.31

Leann Ogasawara

linux-meta

3.2.0.30.32

Brad Figg

Areas of work

As referred, my main focus so far has been on kernel packaging for the Kernel Stable Team. Although I've been working more closely with HertonKrzesinski and BradFigg, all the team members that have upload rights have already sponsored my packages.

Things I could do better

Since I started working for Canonical, my main focus has been to learn the best way to do my job. However, I'm sure I've been missing important parts by keeping my focus on pure (stable) kernel issues, and not communicating/interacting with other people/teams. Improving my communication skills and increase my participation (both within the company and with the community) is something I will need to focus.

Plans for the future

General

My short term plan is to get kernel uploads rights so that I can do my job in a more autonomous way, without the overheads of getting sponsors for kernel packages.

I believe that another important area for my current job is to get more involved with QA activities, interacting with teams that are directly related with the testing and certification of kernel packages.

For the medium/long term, I would like to gain more knowledge on the core of the Ubuntu distro. This would allow me to contribute on other aspects that are not kernel-specific.

What I like least in Ubuntu

The only thing I can point at this moment is the fact that it is somewhat difficult to understand all the required interactions between the different teams within Ubuntu. Although I now have a comfortable understanding of the teams I need to communicate with during the SRU cycles, gathering this knowledge was not an easy job.


Comments

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Endorsements

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Tim Gardner

Luis is a trusted and valuable member of the Canonical kernel team. I've personally reviewed and signed quite a number of packages prepared by Luis. I am very comfortable granting Luis per-package upload rights for the kernel and related pacakges.

Sept 10, 2012


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Herton R. Krzesinski

I've sponsored several linux packages for Luis, reviewing them, and I'm confident in his work. I trust him in having upload rights for the kernel packages set.


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Brad Figg

I have personally, reiviewd and signed several packages prepared by Luis. I feel that Luis' work is outstanding and I'm very comfortable with Luis having per-package upload rights for the kernel and related packages.

Sept 14, 2012


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Leann Ogasawara

Luis has been doing a fantastic job managing our stable kernel releases. I have personally reviewed and sponsored numerous kernel packages prepared by him. I have the utmost confidence in Luis' skills and completely trust him with the responsibilities of having upload rights for the kernel.


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