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AM report for Kees Cook

1. Identification & Background

pub   1024D/17063E6D 2000-03-22
uid                  Kees Cook <kees@outflux.net>
sig!         F5C75256 2007-01-19  Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au>
sig!         1880283C 2007-01-28  Anibal Monsalve Salazar <anibal@debian.org>
sig!3        5E0577F2 2006-11-09  Martin Pitt <martin@piware.de>
sig!3        10FA4CD1 2006-11-09  Colin Watson <cjwatson@flatline.org.uk>

"I've been programming since I first got my hands on a Sinclair ZX80.
I studied Computer Science in school, and jumped from DOS directly to
Linux 1.0.  After reading about copyleft, my mind was forever altered.
I suddenly had an understanding why software needed freedom, and it has
basically driven my decisions ever since.

I was a longtime RedHat user, but some time around 2002 RedHat stopped
booting my desktop, which was the last straw, and I switched to Debian,
finally heeding many of my friends' recommendations.  I remained only
peripherally involved in the Debian community, filing the occassional
bug report or sending in a patch or two.  Even now, I tend to try to
work upstream; I have a long history of sending patches to all sorts of
projects (openssh, openssl, wine, mplayer, linux kernel, mythtv, snort,
ettercap).  After I got involved in the Ubuntu community via my
Canonical work, I started to really understand the role of the kind of
work needed to glue a distribution together.

I started (or was passed the torch) for a few small free software
projects and utilities: sendpage, gopchop, Device::SerialPort.  While I
enjoy various kinds of development work in these projects and continue
to send patches to other projects, I seem to thrive most on
security-related things, especially breaking security.  :) In 2006, the
team I was part of won the Capture the Flag hacking contest at DefCon,
an accomplishment I had been trying to achieve since I first started
going to DefCon.  Since getting involved in Ubuntu security work, I've
been coordinating my efforts with the Debian security team."

2. Philosophy and Procedures

Kees understands Debian's philosophy and proc  He agrees with the
Social Contact and the DMUP, has answered questions relating to
philosophy, procedures and tasks/skills.

3. Tasks and Skills

Kees maintains jirc, metar, mp3cd, mythtvfs-fuse and
orbital-eunuchs-sniper, and he's a co-maintainer of
libdevice-serialport-perl.  He's working with the security team, for
example by submitting bug reports and patches.

4. Recommendation

I recommend to accept Kees as a Debian Developer.

Martin Michlmayr

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