Report for new developer applicant Thomas Scheffczyk <Thomas.Scheffczyk@verwaltung.uni-mainz.de> Summary: I recommend Thomas Scheffczyk as a Debian Developer. 1. Identification & Background ------------------------------ Check with Keyid 0xA2E31632 ID Check passed, Key signed from 1 existing DD, firstname.lastname@example.org Output from gpg --check-sigs 0xA2E31632 pub 1024D/A2E31632 2002-09-12 Thomas Scheffczyk <email@example.com> sig!3 A2E31632 2002-09-12 Thomas Scheffczyk <firstname.lastname@example.org> sig! F95C2F6D 2002-11-08 Christoph Martin <Christoph.Martin@Uni-Mainz.DE> sub 1024g/B549513C 2002-09-12 sig! A2E31632 2002-09-12 Thomas Scheffczyk <email@example.com> Thomas writes: >>>>>> About myself: I'm 37 years old, married and have two children. We live togetherr in a small village near Mainz, the capitol of 'Rheinland-Pfalz' a kind of Country in Germany. As I mentioned before do I work in the University of Mainz. Because of security concerns the head office of the university has an own network and is connected with the other parts of the university only over a firewall system. Christoph Martin, the debian developer who sign my key, aktually is the computer department chief here in the head office. Starting with the first firewall years ago he introduced debian and since then it was and is used for all our unix systems except for the big database servers. About six years ago I started to work with unix. At first only as a user, later as a database-developer and about three years ago also as an administrator. First I maintained only single services like dhcp or dns. Later I learned to setup and maintain complete servers. (I have to learn a lot more, but at least now I know that and what I have to learn ;-) Right now I'm responsible for data an network security, for the network itself with it's switches and routers, for the mail system and espcially for our firewall systems. A relativly new assignment are roadwarriors and their secure connection to our network. I think, I don't have to mention that we use debian for all this tasks. I learned so much and took so much from the community that I wanted to give something back to it. A couple of months ago I noticed that the debian packet of the mason firewall based on an old version of masion that didn't support iptables. On the homepage of mason was a new version availiable. Christoph Martin asked the maintainer of this packet, Jeff Liquia if he has plans to update the package. He told him that he was very busy and that mason is a low priority thread for him. Then we asked Jeff about a NMU and he said this would be ok. He also said that even when he has no time to update mason he don't want to see this package orphaned, but if we want to maintain the package it would be perfectly ok for him. In this sitiation Christoph Martin asked me, if I would like to maintain mason. I would like. And because of this I apply to become a debian developer. <<<<<< His Advocate, Christoph Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>, writes >>>>>> I know Thomas for some years now. He became quite good in the administration of Debian systems in the last year. I value his programming skills. I loves the idea of free software especially together with Debian and wants to help were he can. He definitely has the skills to maintain Debian packages. <<<<<< 2. Philosophy and Procedures ----------------------------- Thomas has a good understanding of Debians Philosophy and Procedures. He answered all my Questions about Social Contract, DFSG, BTS etc. satisfactorily. He understands and agrees to abide by the Debian Social Contract. 3. Tasks and Skills ------------------- Thomas has adopted the mason package and uploaded new versions which add features and fixes bugs. He also packaged udptunnel, ttt, and annoyance-filter and has found sponsors for these. I've reviewed his packaging which had minor issues with udptunnel which he quickly fixed. He also created a debhelperless version of udptunnel. He answered all of the T&S questions satisfactorly.
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