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AM report for Ian Beckwith <ianb@erislabs.net>

Report for new developer applicant Ian Beckwith <ianb@erislabs.net>

1. Identification & Background

Syncing Debian Keyrings with rsync from keyring.debian.org
Receiving and checking key
gpg: requesting key A8BAC1EA from hkp server subkeys.pgp.net
pub   1024D/A8BAC1EA 2003-12-14
      Key fingerprint = AF6C C0F1 1E74 424B BCD5  4814 40EC C154 A8BA C1EA
uid                  Ian Beckwith <ianb@erislabs.net>
sig-3        A8BAC1EA 2007-12-16  Ian Beckwith <ianb@erislabs.net>
sig!3        A8BAC1EA 2007-12-02  Ian Beckwith <ianb@erislabs.net>
sig!3        A8BAC1EA 2007-12-16  Ian Beckwith <ianb@erislabs.net>
uid                  Ian Beckwith <ianb@gnu.org>
sig!3        A8BAC1EA 2008-06-20  Ian Beckwith <ianb@erislabs.net>
uid                  Ian Beckwith <ianb@nessie.mcc.ac.uk>
sig!3        DED45912 2004-06-25  Paul Martin <pm@nowster.org.uk>
sig!3        A8BAC1EA 2007-12-16  Ian Beckwith <ianb@erislabs.net>
sig!3        A8BAC1EA 2003-12-14  Ian Beckwith <ianb@erislabs.net>
sig!3        A8BAC1EA 2004-06-23  Ian Beckwith <ianb@erislabs.net>
uid                  Ian Beckwith <ian.beckwith@gmail.com>
sig!3        DED45912 2004-06-25  Paul Martin <pm@nowster.org.uk>
sig!3        A8BAC1EA 2004-06-23  Ian Beckwith <ianb@erislabs.net>
sub   1024g/C9FC8417 2003-12-14
sig!         A8BAC1EA 2003-12-14  Ian Beckwith <ianb@erislabs.net>

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Applicant writes:

Hello World,

I'm a 36 year old programmer and sysadmin from North-West England.

I've been using GNU/Linux since 1993, going from SLS -> Slackware -> MCC
Interim -> Redhat -> Debian (potato). I was initially attracted to
Debian by hearing of the wonder of apt-get, and further convinced by
the commitment to free software and the quality of the system
integration and tools.

I've been working on Debian since 2004. I initially decided to
contribute to Debian to give something back to the world of free
software, but the main reason I contribute is because I enjoy solving
problems and learning new things, and Debian gives me ample
opportunities to do both.

I maintain netkit-telnet-ssl, netkit-ftp, linux-ftpd-ssl, gnuit (for
which I am now also upstream), ckermit, libmp3-tag-perl,
libwww-opensearch-perl and liburi-template-perl, plus I am a member of
the team that maintains and develops surfraw.

In the short term I'm planning on working on improvements to my
packages: finishing i18n support in gnuit and improving SSL ftp (needs
ipv6 support) and telnet (needs to be *better*).

In the long term I plan to keep looking for interesting packages to
adopt, finally fulfil my promise at debconf 7 to join the perl group,
and look for other ways I could help to improve Debian.

2. Account Data

        Account: ianb
        Forward-Email: ianb@erislabs.net

3. Philosophy and Procedures

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

4. Tasks and Skills

Ian has a great understanding of the technical side of Debian.
He is maintainer of several packages.
He also answered my other questions regarding T&S without any problems
and provided patches for RC bugs.
His social skills are great and it is a pleasure to communicate with him.
Furthermore, he is a long-term contributor to debian and I am thrilled
to see him being accepted as a Debian Developer.

5. Recommendation

I recommend to accept Ian as a Debian Developer.

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