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AM report for Mohammed Sameer <debian@foolab.org>



Report for new developer applicant Mohammed Sameer <debian@foolab.org>

1. Identification & Background
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   Check with keyid 0xA3FD0DF7:
   ID check passed, key signed by 2 existing developers:

   Output from keycheck.sh:
   pub   1024D/A3FD0DF7 2002-08-15
      Key fingerprint = 9F73 032E EAC9 F7AD 951F  280E CB66 8E29 A3FD 0DF7
   uid                  Mohammed Sameer <msameer@foolab.org>
   sig!         63E8BE82 2005-07-02  Ayman Negm <negm@debian.org>
   sig!         3B0BB9A9 2006-09-20  Teemu Hukkanen <tjhukkan@iki.fi>
   sig!3        A3FD0DF7 2004-09-25  Mohammed Sameer <msameer@foolab.org>
   sig!3        A3FD0DF7 2005-04-18  Mohammed Sameer <msameer@foolab.org>
   uid                  Mohammed Sameer <debian@foolab.org>
   sig!         63E8BE82 2005-07-02  Ayman Negm <negm@debian.org>
   sig!         3B0BB9A9 2006-09-20  Teemu Hukkanen <tjhukkan@iki.fi>
   sig!3        A3FD0DF7 2004-08-30  Mohammed Sameer <msameer@foolab.org>
[...]
   24 signatures not checked due to missing keys
   Let's test if its a version 4 or greater key
   Key is ok
   Check for key expire stuff
   Key has no expiration date set, nothing to check.

   Applicant writes:
   I came across GNU/Linux and the free software world in late 2000/early
   2001, I can't really remember. The 1st distro I use was winlinux2000,
   I've got a copy from "The windows users magazine, ME" and this was the
   best I can get at that time when I had dial up.
   I continued digging until I was able to get a copy of red hat 7.0, A few
   months and I switched to mandrake 8.x
   Later came Debian woody, in late 2002.

   I was originally a pharmacy student and I have a bachelor degree in
   pharmaceutical science, I always wanted to be a coder and I was able to
   achieve this with GNU/Linux.

   I've been volunteering since I discovered the Egyptian GNU/Linux community,
   My first experience was through Linux-Egypt (linux-egypt.org). Later, We
   forked and founded the Egyptian GNU/Linux User Group (eglug.org) because
   we didn't have enough freedom.
   [...]
   You ask me why ? As I said, I wasn't able to be a coder except under the
   GNU/Linux environment, The great developers and people out there gave me
   a life and great software "not always :-)" where I can use to develop, Run
   my box, Run my server,... Useful software, The least thing I can do is
   to give back to the community.

   The FLOSS community gave me a job and the least I can do is to try and
   improve it.

   I really feel joy when I write a piece of software or a patch and find other
   people using it. And I feel that I'm a human being when I volunteer for
   something, Give a session about GNU/Linux or FLOSS, Teach someone something
   new, ... etc.

   I also still think that we still need things to fully support Arabic under
   GNU/Linux and if I "I = the Arabic community" don't do it, No one will.
   And I'd love to be part of the Debian project to make life better for the
   Arabic community as much as I can and because I see a handful of software
   that will benefit the Arabic user and I think it'd be better if they are in.

2. Philosophy and Procedures
-----------------------------
   Mohammed has a good understanding of Debian's philosophy and procedures.
   He answered all my questions about the social contract,
   DFSG, BTS, etc. in a good way. He committed to uphold the SC and DFSG
   in his Debian work and accepts the DMUP.

3. Tasks and Skills
-------------------
   Mohammed has a good understanding of the technical side of Debian.
   He is maintainer of multi-gnome-terminal, aspell-ar-large, unidesc,
   aspell-ar and katoob (sponsored by {baruch,kaplan,he}@debian.org).
   All packages are in good shape.
   He also answered my other questions regarding T&S without problems
   and provided patches for RC bugs.

5. Recommendation
-----------------
   I recommend to accept him as a Debian Developer.

Marc
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