Greetings again, Report for new developer applicant: Thibaut Varene 1. Identification & Background ------------------------------ Thibaut, or "T-Bone" as he likes to be called, was advocated by Mathew Wilcox <firstname.lastname@example.org>: Thibaut has been a valuable contributing member of the PA-RISC Linux port for over a year. His enthusiasm, ability to work as part of the team, willingness to learn new things and help others all lead me to recommend that he become a part of the Debian project. We have never had a cause to regret having him join us, and I suspect Debian will not either. He is committed to the cause of Free Software and due to his native french tongue is not apt to be confused between gratis & libre. GPG Keyid: 0xB7D2F063 Thibaut's key is signed by a large number of Debian developers including Ryan Murray, Matt Taggart, Bdale Garbee and LaMont Jones. Hiss key is attached to this message. Background: Thibaut is a French Engineering student who has been using computers since he was 12. He's been very involved in the Free Software community as a PA-RISC porter and has been encouraged by many of colleagues on other projects to apply as a Debian developer since he's interested and capable of helping out in the Debian project. Speaking of his role in free software in the past, Thibaut said: I've been contributing to the PA-RISC/Linux porting effort for over a year. I felt a great interest for that project, since it enabled me to work with very interesting people, coming from various horizons; to experience time shifts in team work; to learn many things I wouldn't even have guessed otherwise; and moreover, to contribute to the Community's effort by helping as best as I could. 2. Philosophy and Procedures ---------------------------- I asked Thibaut a large number of questions about Debian philosophy and procedure. Thibaut had a firm knowledge of Free Software and philosophy and has strong opinions on the subject. We engaged in a long series of emails on free software philosophy and while there was a couple unclear areas at the beginning, he was open to correction and interested to learn and discuss. I am confident in Thibaut's knowledge in both philosophy and policy. 3. Tasks and Skills ------------------- Thibaut is a porter so he doesn't maintain any packages in the archive and isn't particularly interested in doing this in the future. He has created versions of many Debian packages as part of his porting work and has worked closely with other Debian PA-RISC porters for over a year. Both Bdale Garbee and LaMont Jones have written emails to me about Thibaut vouching for the high quality of his work and confirming his technical competence. 4. Recommendation ----------------- I recommend that Thibaut be accepted into the Debian project as a developer. Account: varenet Forward-Email: email@example.com Regards. Mako -- Benjamin Mako Hill firstname.lastname@example.org http://mako.yukidoke.org/
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