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AM report for Tobias Toedter <t.toedter@gmx.net>

Report for new developer applicant Tobias Toedter <t.toedter@gmx.net>:

1. Identification & Background
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   pub   1024D/416CF2DC 2003-03-31
         Key fingerprint = 748F 769E 7D1B 8006 4666  E9FF 0AAA 8427 416C F2DC
   uid                  Tobias Toedter <t.toedter@gmx.net>
   sig!3        63E8BE82 2004-02-23  Ayman Negm <negm@debian.org>
   uid                  Tobias Toedter <t.toedter@web.de>
   sig!3        63E8BE82 2004-02-23  Ayman Negm <negm@debian.org>

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   Applicant writes [Apr 2004]:

   To introduce myself, I'm 30 years old, living in Hamburg, Germany
   (which is in the northern part of the country). Working with
   computers and programming are my hobbies, I don't do this for a
   living. I finished my studies about 1.5 years ago and am now a
   medical doctor, working in a hospital nearby.

   My first few steps with Linux were about eight years ago, using
   SuSE. This distribution was recommended to me by a friend, and back
   then, both my friend and I didn't know much about the GPL and the
   GNU project, so we both hadn't heard about Debian either.

   As funny as it may sound, I learned more about the GNU spirit by
   using SuSE (or rather the programs in their distribtion). I really
   liked having a free choice of programs, completely with source code
   to take a look at or modify to suit one's needs. Furthermore, major
   projects like the kernel are possible by joining the forces of
   several developers. All that was just fascinating!

   After some years, I wasn't satisfied with SuSE any more. My
   installation was a mix of their distribution and manually compiled
   packages from me, which were not available or outdated in SuSE. As
   a result, the packaging tool yast choked sometimes and messed with
   my configurations. All this lead me to the conclusion that it was
   time to try something new.

   When I bought a new computer, I thought that this was a good
   opportunity to install a new distro from scratch. I already had
   heard of Debian, and some articles about it in the computer
   magazine I'm reading convinced me to give Debian a try. It's
   supposed to make updates smoothly possible, and if your favorite
   package isn't included, you can easily create it yourself. That was
   just about everything that I wanted from a Linux distribution. It
   was just natural for me to switch to Debian.

   After using Debian for some time, I decided to become involved in
   the maintaining of this distribution, so I adopted an orphaned
   package about one year ago. In the meantime, I'm maintaining five
   packages for Debian and have been sponsored all the time. After
   almost one year of sponsorship, I think it's just the next logical
   step to apply as a maintainer. [...]

2. Account Data
   Account: toddy
   Forward-Email: t.toedter@gmx.net

3. Philosophy and Procedures
   [99.7% of the NM work with Tobias was done by Nicolas Boullis. I'm
   merely assembling the AM report.]
   Tobias has a good understanding of Debian's philosophy and
   procedures and answered Nicolas' questions about the social
   contract, DFSG, BTS, etc. in a good way. Tobias committed to uphold
   the SC and DFSG in his Debian work and accepts the DMUP.

4. Tasks and Skills
   Tobias has a good understanding of the technical side of Debian.
   Tobias is maintainer of iso-codes (together with Alastair McKinstry
   and Christian Perrier), qbrew, worker, userinfo, grab, and
   bookmarks (sponsored by Tony Mancill). All packages are in good
   shape. Tobias also answered Nicolas' questions regarding T&S
   without problems and provided patches for RC bugs.

5. Recommendation
   I recommend to accept Tobias as a Debian Developer, as Nicolas

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