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AM report for Alexander GQ Gerasiov

1. Identification & Account Data
   First name:      Alexander
   Middle name:     GQ
   Last name:       Gerasiov
   Key fingerprint: 0628 ACC7 291A D4AA 6D7D  79B8 0641 D82A E3E3 CE1D
   Account:         gq
   Forward email:   gq@cs.msu.su

   ID check passed, key signed by 2 existing developers:

   pub   1024D/E3E3CE1D 2004-09-14
         Key fingerprint = 0628 ACC7 291A D4AA 6D7D  79B8 0641 D82A E3E3 CE1D
   uid                  Alexander GQ Gerasiov <gq@cs.msu.su>
   sig!         F8E26537 2007-06-28  Dmitry E. Oboukhov <unera@debian.org>
   sig!         2ECF984B 2008-04-28  Alexei Nikolov <root@toor.spb.ru>
   sig!3        C9132DDB 2004-10-02  Nikita Youshchenko <yoush@debian.org>

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2. Background
   Applicant writes:

   I'm 25 years old. I was born in USSR and still living in Russia. 3
   years ago I graduated Moscow State University, Computational
   Mathematics and Cybernetics dept. After that I continue to work in the
   University. For now I administer IT-infrastructure of LVK laboratory
   here (http://lvk.cs.msu.su), develop some application, do some
   scientific work with students etc.

   My first PC was a 80386 box with MSDOS inside. I've hacked it a lot,
   but not too low-level. Windows 3.11, then Windows'95, NT4, NT5. I had
   had the good knowledge of the systems I've used. But this black box
   makes me pain %) You have to dance with tambourine around it if
   something goes wrong.

   First UNIXes I saw were some old BSD, FreeBSD and RedHat Linux 4 or
   5. First of all I had some programming curses in University, where UNIX
   was the main programming environment. I also used them for
   self-education, cause it was very interesting to dig into such complex
   system which was well-designed and was _open_ ("free as in freedom").

   This time Linux was powerful in server tasks, but as for me, I was not
   the thing I'd like to have as my primary OS. Not too sexy as a
   desktop. And no 3D games, you know. %) So that was just some fun and new

   A year or two later, I was interested in web-application development. I
   used my account on the university's server to run apache, php, mysql
   etc, and have some fun with patching, administrating, hacking CMSes.
   And one day Nikita Youschenko (who is now yoush@debian.org) propose me
   to install and administrate a linux PC. It was an old 484 PC mainly
   used as thin client to our application server. I've installed Debian
   and was amazed by... apt-get at first %)
   Then I ran this PC as thin client for our Lab, and as web-server for
   myself. This gave me many interesting knowledge.

   Now my work is linked with Debian: I ran some Debian-based servers, I
   write applications under it, two years ago I switched my home desktop
   to Debian. So it's my main OS now.

   As for my contributions to Debian project, I'm an active subscriber of
   debian-russian@l.d.o, I maintain some packages
   (http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=gq@cs.msu.su). And I promote
   Debian to those, who wanna switch to Linux. %) You know, Debian is very
   good designed. It has strict Debian Policy, but this makes things work
   and don't break. I see problems, people have with other distributions
   and don't understand, why don't they turned to Debian yet. The only
   problem, I see is that Debian is not too friendly to newbies, but in
   such case Ubuntu is a choice. And Ubuntu's contribution to Debian and
   whole Linux community will help us.

   Returning to my goals...
   What I will do for Debian: I'll continue to maintain some packages and
   will help Russian developers to contribute to Debian. I will continue
   promote Debian around me (I think DD rank will help a bit.). May be I
   will work on some project inside Debian, if they touch me (e.g. I want
   multiarch to be implemented for x86, but as for this project I'm afraid
   it's too difficult for me. May be some another project will interest
   And at least DD rank will allow me to participate more closely in
   Debian's way to world domination. :)

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

4. Tasks and Skills
   Alexander has a good understanding of the technical side of Debian.
   Alexander is maintainer of xneur and related packages, rovclock,
   and mdf2iso. All packages are in good shape. Alexander also
   answered my other questions regarding T&S without problems and
   provided patches for RC bugs.

5. Recommendation
   I recommend to accept Alexander as a Debian Developer.

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