DkmsUploadApplication

I, Seth Forshee, apply for DKMS packageset upload rights.

Name

Seth Forshee

Launchpad Page

https://launchpad.net/~sforshee

Wiki Page

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SethForshee

I am applying because I am heavily involved with preparing new upstream kernels for Ubuntu. This work includes compatibility updates for the various DKMS modules in Ubuntu, both in the development series and in LTS releases. I would like to be able to sponsor these uploads in order to reduce delays in getting sponsorship and to reduce the burden on other sponsors.

Who I am

I'm a software engineer who has worked on the Ubuntu Kernel Team since 2011.

My Ubuntu story

I started using Ubuntu with the 5.04 release after trying a number of other distros over the years, and since that time Ubuntu has been my distro of choice.

My involvement

Examples of my work / Things I'm proud of

The following is a list of my sponsored DKMS package uploads.

Date

Sponsor

Package

Version

Distribution

2013-08-04 10:41

Tim Gardner

ndiswrapper

1.58-1ubuntu1

saucy

2017-01-30 15:41

Tim Gardner

zfs-linux

0.6.5.8-0ubuntu9

zesty

2017-02-14 16:03

Tim Gardner

virtualbox

5.1.14-dfsg-1ubuntu1

zesty

2017-02-14 19:57

Tim Gardner

openafs

1.6.20-2ubuntu1

zesty

2017-02-21 15:04

Tim Gardner

lttng-modules

2.9.0-1ubuntu1

zesty

2017-06-28 20:55

Andy Whitcroft

dahdi-linux

1:2.11.1~dfsg-1ubuntu2

artful

2017-07-10 16:17

Andy Whitcroft

openafs

1.6.20-2ubuntu2

artful

2017-07-10 19:47

Andy Whitcroft

rtl8812au

4.3.8.12175.20140902+dfsg-0ubuntu6

artful

2017-07-28 13:36

Andy Whitcroft

langford

0.0.20130228-5ubuntu1

artful

2017-07-28 16:16

Andy Whitcroft

rtl8812au

4.3.8.12175.20140902+dfsg-0ubuntu7

artful

2017-07-28 16:49

Andy Whitcroft

xtables-addons

2.12-0.1ubuntu1

artful

2017-08-09 13:12

Andy Whitcroft

ktap

0.4+git20160427-1ubuntu3

artful

2017-08-09 17:50

Andy Whitcroft

dahdi-linux

1:2.11.1~dfsg-1ubuntu3

artful

2017-08-16 15:34

Andy Whitcroft

ndiswrapper

1.60-4ubuntu1

artful

2017-08-16 15:47

Andy Whitcroft

openafs

1.6.21-1ubuntu1

artful

2017-08-24 18:00

Nish Aravamudan

openafs

1.6.21-2ubuntu1

artful

2017-11-08 15:32

Andy Whitcroft

openafs

1.6.21-3ubuntu1

bionic

2017-11-08 19:55

Alberto Milone

nvidia-graphics-drivers-304

304.137-0ubuntu2

bionic

2017-11-08 20:50

Alberto Milone

nvidia-graphics-drivers-340

340.104-0ubuntu3

bionic

2017-11-14 16:40

Andy Whitcroft

xtables-addons

2.12-0.1ubuntu2

bionic

2017-11-14 17:21

Andy Whitcroft

lttng-modules

2.9.0-1ubuntu4

bionic

2018-02-02 15:52

St├ęphane Graber

adv-17v35x

5.0.3.0-1ubuntu1

bionic

2018-05-25 14:30

Andy Whitcroft

dm-writeboost

2.2.8-1ubuntu3

cosmic

2018-06-12 13:11

Tyler Hicks

oss4

4.2-build2010-5ubuntu3

cosmic

2018-06-13 12:16

Tyler Hicks

sysdig

0.21.0-1ubuntu1

cosmic

2018-06-20 16:05

Alberto Milone

lttng-modules

2.10.5-1ubuntu2

cosmic

2018-08-16 20:06

Tyler Hicks

lttng-modules

2.10.5-1ubuntu4

cosmic

2019-02-14 16:05

Tyler Hicks

sysdig

0.24.1-1ubuntu2

disco

2019-03-06 14:27

Alberto Milone

gost-crypto

0.3-1ubuntu1

disco

2019-03-06 16:06

Alberto Milone

evdi

1.5.1+dfsg-1ubuntu1

disco

2019-03-06 17:39

Alberto Milone

sl-modem

2.9.11~20110321-15ubuntu1

disco

2019-06-20 12:39

Timo Aaltonen

lttng-modules

2.10.8-1ubuntu2

eoan

2019-06-25 15:56

Andy Whitcroft

sysdig

0.24.1-1ubuntu3

eoan

2019-07-19 18:35

Gianfranco Costamagna

dkms

2.7.1-1ubuntu2

eoan

2019-08-30 05:45

Tyler Hicks

ndiswrapper

1.60-8ubuntu1

eoan

2019-08-30 14:14

Tyler Hicks

nat-rtsp

0.7+4.18-0.1ubuntu1

eoan

2019-09-04 14:31

Tyler Hicks

ddcci-driver-linux

0.3.2-2ubuntu2

eoan

Areas of work

My primary focus has been getting new upstream kernel versions into Ubuntu, fixing up packages impacted by these kernel updates, and maintenance of the linux-firmware package. I am also occasionally involved in bug fixes for stable series kernels and uploading kernel SRUs.

Things I could do better

My packaging experience is almost entirely with kernel or kernel-adjacent packages. I believe my overall knowledge would benefit from working on more diverse types of package.

Comments

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


Endorsements

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


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Andy Whitcroft (~apw)

General feedback

I have worked with Seth Forshee on kernel packages for a number of years. He has always shown a clear understanding of risk from his actions and care when at the ends of his knowledge.

Specific Experiences of working together

I have sponsored a couple of dkms package and further reviewed a number of them on the SRU queue. His packages have proved good quality and where issues found he has always proven responsive to feedback.

Overall

I wholeheartedly recommend him for upload rights to the DKMS packageset.


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Alberto Milone (tseliot)

General feedback

Seth has already listed some of the packages I sponsored for him in the above section.

The quality of his work is always impeccable, and I trust Seth with any dkms packaging work.

Specific Experiences of working together

Here are some examples of our work together:

2017-11-08 19:55

Alberto Milone

Seth Forshee

nvidia-graphics-drivers-304

304.137-0ubuntu2

bionic

2017-11-08 20:50

Alberto Milone

Seth Forshee

nvidia-graphics-drivers-340

340.104-0ubuntu3

bionic

2018-06-20 16:05

Alberto Milone

Seth Forshee

lttng-modules

2.10.5-1ubuntu2

cosmic

2019-03-06 14:27

Alberto Milone

Seth Forshee

gost-crypto

0.3-1ubuntu1

disco

2019-03-06 16:06

Alberto Milone

Seth Forshee

evdi

1.5.1+dfsg-1ubuntu1

disco

2019-03-06 17:39

Alberto Milone

Seth Forshee

sl-modem

2.9.11~20110321-15ubuntu1

disco

Overall

My trusting Seth's work on the NVIDIA drivers, which I maintain and am very particular about, is probably the biggest endorsement I can give this application.

Tyler Hicks (tyhicks)

General feedback

Seth and I have worked together on many Ubuntu and Linux Kernel tasks. From triaging reported kernel security issues and fixing the flaw(s) to developing new features to landing DKMS uploads in Ubuntu to allow for new upstream kernel versions to enter the archive, I have a wide range of experience working with Seth.

I have the utmost trust in Seth. He's attentive to detail, moves carefully while making distro level changes, and has a breadth of kernel skills and knowledge.

DKMS upload rights would allow him to be more effective in his Ubuntu kernel work. I am a strong advocate for Seth obtaining DKMS upload rights.

Specific Experiences of working together

As Seth mentioned above in his application, I've sponsored 7 of his DKMS uploads. I've reviewed many kernel patches as well as changes to Ubuntu Kernel Team utilities that he's authored. I've benefited greatly from his work in bringing new upstream kernel versions into Ubuntu development releases.

As this application is for DKMS upload rights, I'll focus on those experiences. What I remember most from the DKMS uploads I've sponsored from Seth is that he was always open to feedback and then remembered to incorporate that feedback in future uploads that he prepared.

For example, after I first explained why it was important to me to only sponsor uploads that included patches containing proper DEP-3 patch tags and were submitted to the corresponding upstream project, he always made sure to perform those two tasks before asking me to sponsor any other uploads.

Seth's skills in Linux kernel development make him more than suited to develop patches against DKMS packages, test the changes, and upload them to the Ubuntu archive.

Areas of Improvement

My only area of improvement suggestion for Seth is that he should work towards becoming an Ubuntu Core Dev. He's headed in the right direction with this upload rights application.


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== <SPONSORS NAME> ==
=== 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.''
## Full list of sponsored packages can be generated here:
##  https://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/ubuntu-sponsorships.cgi
=== Areas of Improvement ===


SethForshee/DkmsUploadApplication (last edited 2020-10-26 14:45:48 by sforshee)