I, Robert Jennings, apply for upload rights for livecd-rootfs.


Robert Jennings

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Wiki Page



I am applying because:

  • I want to share more responsibility for developing and maintaining livecd-rootfs.
  • I'd like to reduce delays in getting my work sponsored.
  • I'd like to reduce the burden on my sponsors.

Who I am

I am a software developer working on the development and delivery of Ubuntu cloud images for download and on major cloud platforms. I work with the FoundationsTeam and ServerTeam to provide a consistent Ubuntu experience across these platforms.

My Ubuntu story

I became a regular user of Ubuntu on the desktop around the release of Dapper. Ubuntu has been my daily driver for quite some time. When I got the opportunity to work on Ubuntu daily I jumped at the chance. It is a privilege to work on Ubuntu and have such a broad impact.

My involvement

Examples of my work / Things I'm proud of

livecd-rootfs highlights:

All livecd-rootfs git commits / submitted bugs

Sponsored work

Areas of work

I work closely with the FoundationsTeam and ServerTeam to provide a consistent Ubuntu server experience across cloud platforms. I really enjoy the relationships I have with the developers on these teams and I think they work well, let's see what the sponsors have to say though. Wink ;-)

Our team relies heavily on livecd-rootfs and our close relationship with the FoundationsTeam has been critical. We're using livecd-rootfs every day to build cloud images (base and minimal), buildd images, core (for Docker images), and the other Core (16/18) for foundations. Being so critical to my work I want to be able to perform uploads to respect the time of other developers and make my workflow faster. Having PPU rights for livecd-rootfs would help myself and my team get changes into livecd-rootfs but I do not want it to separate us from foundations.

Things I could do better

  • Make time for general distro work

Plans for the future


  • Work on the distro more broadly to progress towards core-dev
  • Push myself and my team to document more of what we're working on
  • More packaging work to gain depth there
  • Autopackage tests for livecd-rootfs' common functions

What I like least in Ubuntu

Documentation, specifically around the discovery/use of cloud images and their features.


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Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak

General feedback

Per the sponsorship miner, I have officially sponsored three uploads for Robert, but in reality it might have been more - for livecd-rootfs we often batch up changes together and only then actually release those to the archives. Whenever reviewing his changes or sponsoring his uploads, so far I never had any issues with his contributions. He is very knowledgeable in the livecd-rootfs code-base and has enough packaging experience to be able to properly maintain the package. Also, Robert, as well as the whole CPC team, have very strict review procedures in place that make it very unlikely for untested/unreviewed changes making its way to the archive. I would like to therefore endorse Robert's PPU application for the livecd-rootfs package.

-- sil2100 2019-10-09 16:16:05

Mathieu Trudel (cyphermox)

General feedback

I've sponsored livecd-rootfs twice for Robert, but both uploads were of high quality, and a complex arrangement of a number of individual changes. I know Robert tests his changes before upload or otherwise has a keen thought for potential risk and avoiding that risk / making sure the uploads are as sounds as they can be before uploading. I've reviewed many other merge proposals from him for livecd-rootfs and I know his work is of the highest quality. Robert really knows how livecd-rootfs works and due to the nature of his work, tends to be risk-averse w.r.t. the livecd-rootfs changes, a good quality in such a complex piece of software.

Without question, I think Robert is ready to have PPU rights for the livecd-rootfs package. He certainly is one of the people in Ubuntu who knows that software best.

-- cyphermox 2020-03-04 14:10:26 2020-03-04


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rcj/PerPackageUploadLivecdRootfs (last edited 2020-03-07 03:51:26 by rcj)