1. Identification & Account Data -------------------------------- First name: Mathieu Last name: Parent Key fingerprint: F607 B30B 062E A443 D33C 70E0 396D A361 FE5F 1D7F Account: sathieu Forward email: email@example.com ID check passed, key signed by 3 existing developers: Output from keycheck.sh: Syncing Debian Keyrings with rsync from keyring.debian.org Receiving and checking key gpg: requesting key FE5F1D7F from hkp server subkeys.pgp.net pub 1024D/FE5F1D7F 2008-01-30 [expires: 2010-01-29] Key fingerprint = F607 B30B 062E A443 D33C 70E0 396D A361 FE5F 1D7F uid Mathieu Parent <firstname.lastname@example.org> sig! C0143D2D 2008-06-28 Christian Perrier <email@example.com> sig! AC5F700C 2009-01-30 Julien Cristau <firstname.lastname@example.org> sig! E0BA04C1 2009-02-01 Ralf Treinen <email@example.com> sig!3 FE5F1D7F 2008-01-30 Mathieu Parent <firstname.lastname@example.org> sig!3 FE5F1D7F 2009-05-09 Mathieu Parent <email@example.com> sub 2048g/600D538B 2008-01-30 [expires: 2010-01-29] sig! FE5F1D7F 2008-01-30 Mathieu Parent <firstname.lastname@example.org> 1 signature not checked due to a missing key Let's test if its a version 4 or greater key Key is ok Check for key expire stuff Key has an expiration date of 2010-01-29. 2. Background ------------- Applicant writes: 1) Me - ----- I'm born in 1982, in France. I like to travel, to bike, and music (fast description ;) 2) GNU/Linux and free software: the beginning - --------------------------------------------- I will go fast for pre-Linux period: My first computer was a Macintoch LC-III (1994) and I was a mac fan. I acquired a PC in 1997-1998 (don't remember exactly): Windows 98 and all those crash-ready softwares. I began to use free software from the technical point of view: Mozilla Suite. I discovered free software philosophy by developing some PHP+MySQL web applications, on Windows first then on GNU/Linux. I began using Linux with SuSe Linux (2000) and rapidly Mandrake Linux (now Mandriva) 8.0 in 2001. 3) Debian: - ---------- I used mandrake until version 10.0 (2004) and tried then switched to Debian sarge. My involvement in Debian packaging has started in 2006 by proposing a GIS package from a software I wrote: musmap (see ITP344345). I created and tested the package but the process stopped because I didn't know about mentors and how uploading works. Now I don't need this package to be uploaded in Debian (I don't use it anymore and it is frozen since 2006). More information can also be seen here: http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-grass-general/2006-March/002023.html Then I followed more often the Debian news but stopped packaging for some time (I though I needed some knowledge about Debian internals). 4) CTDB (Samba): - ---------------- At the beginning of 2008, I proposed ctdb (see BTS 460114). This RFP became an ITP as Christian Perrier (bubulle) suggested it. The ITP logs every usefull info: I was first scared to package this tool because I'm not a C developer and don't use autotools and autoconf. Then I successfully created a working package. Christian supported me during all this progress. The package is now uploaded with a recent version and without important bug (at time of writing of course). I maintain it inside the pkg-samba team. I work with upstream to integrate debian patches. 5) Kolab: - --------- I've also deeply tested kolab packages and found some problems. I reported bugs, proposed some patches (now integrated) but thought the task was too big because the upstream source was not adapted for distribution specificities. During the new upstream version development (2.2.0), a rework was done by the Gentoo packager which made the Debian packaging easier. I proposed to help packaging and focus on issues from packages outside of the pkg-kolab team (see http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-kolab-devel/2007-December/001377.html). I proposed rewritten packages of the new upstream release candidates (http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-kolab-devel/2008-February/001407.html). The new packages are now in unstable at the time of writing (see http://email@example.com) 2.2.1beta1 has been released upstream with a lot of Debian patches integrated (I have write access to the upstream repository). They are ready for experimental. 6) horde - -------- As kolab 2.2 required horde 3.2, I proposed to join the pkg-horde-hackers team. I've made some experimental packages and helped Gregory Colpart. They will be in lenny. 7) xinha - -------- As horde contains externals tools used by other software, I started to package xinha in the collab-maint repository (see http://bugs.debian.org/479708). I've proposed it on debian-mentors. Those packages are ready to be uploaded IMO, I wait for feedback (http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2008/12/msg00291.html). 8) GNU/Linux and free software: now - ----------------------------------- I use free software at work (partially) and at home (mostly,all except flash player). I communicate about it with friends and at work. As I manage an computer network (300 computers, 20 servers), I have migrated most of the infrastructure to FOSS: bind9, dhcp3, samba, openldap, puppet, ... This was a huge work made almost alone, I have learned a lot. 9) My involment in Debian now - ----------------------------- I maintain ctdb, all kolab packages (7 in unstable, 5 ITPs). I plan to maintain xinha. Everything is consigned here: http://firstname.lastname@example.org I follow planet, debian-devel, debian-devel-announce. I'm sometimes on IRC. Of course, I use Debian (testing at home with some apt-pinning, etch on the servers at work). Google says: http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2008-March/139180.html 3. Philosophy and Procedures ----------------------------- Mathieu Parent 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. Mathieu committed to uphold the SC and DFSG in his Debian work and accepts the DMUP. 4. Tasks and Skills ------------------- Mathieu Parent has a good understanding of the technical side of Debian. Mathieu participates in Horde and Kolab maintainers' teams and maintains ctdb. All packages are in good shape. Mathieu also answered my other questions regarding T&S without problems and provided patches for RC bugs. 5. Recommendation ----------------- I recommend to accept Mathieu Parent as a Debian Developer.
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