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AM report for Stephen Quinney <stephen@jadevine.org.uk>

Summary: Accept

Stephen is an postgraduate astronomy student based in Durham, England. He
started using Linux in 1997, when he got his first PC.

2. Identification

pub  1024D/4C1A5BE5 2002-04-04 Stephen Quinney <stephen@jadevine.org.uk>
sig!       4C1A5BE5 2002-04-04  Stephen Quinney <stephen@jadevine.org.uk>
sig!       DA602822 2002-04-05  Andrew Stribblehill <a.d.stribblehill@durham.ac.uk>
sub  1024g/F8DB9CCB 2002-04-04
sig!       4C1A5BE5 2002-04-04  Stephen Quinney <stephen@jadevine.org.uk>

pub  1024D/DA602822 2000-06-22 Andrew Stribblehill <a.d.stribblehill@durham.ac.uk>
     Key fingerprint = 7EF8 BA8B 79FD C748 C2DC  1767 701C B2A3 DA60 2822
sub  1024g/A1075B8E 2000-06-22

Matches db.debian.org.

3. Philosophy and Procedures

Stephen has completed the philosophy and procedure checks without almost
any hassle.

4. Tasks and Skills

Stephen has packaged sextractor (source-extractor) that has been uploaded
by Andrew Stribblehill (who is his advocate). The package looks nice with
few errors.

His main aim for Debian is to improve the general support in Debian for
astronomers. Quite a bit of astronomy software is already open source
and he would like to use this to encourage more astronomers to both use
Debian and release their source code to the community. This serves the
dual function of allowing scientific peer review of the code and
meaning other people can re-use the code and not spend all their time
just reinventing the wheel, hopefully more new science can then be
achieved. If astronomy software is packaged up nicely this also
reduces the amount of effort needed to install a piece of
software. Scientific software is often released as source code on a
completely no support basis. This means if it doesn't compile or run
on a particular architecture it's no use to a scientist. It would be
great to be able to just apt-get install the program and know it's
going to work.

His work involves a lot of programming and data reduction, in
particular a lot of Perl, so he think my work in Debian will probably
focus around those areas. Best to work on what he know well, he think.
He is currently working on packaging a couple of Perl modules, these are
libastro-simbad-perl and libastro-ads-perl (both have had an ITP from him).
You can view the work i've been doing at http://compsoc.dur.ac.uk/~sjq/debian/


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