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AM report for Marco Túlio Gontijo e Silva <marcot@holoscopio.com>

1. Identification & Account Data
   First name:      Marco Túlio
   Last name:       Gontijo e Silva
   Key fingerprint: 1024D/45754E44 2008-07-03  AF9D A0A7 A754 9CA8 EB22  1E3F 840C 0E9A 4575 4E44
   Account:         marcot
   Forward email:   marcot@riseup.net

   ID check passed, key signed by 1 existing developer: Gustavo Noronha Silva
   <kov@debian.org>. He is also signed by 809DE012 Marcelo Jorge Vieira
   (metal), for which I recently also posted an AM report.

   Output from keycheck.sh:
   Syncing Debian Keyrings with rsync from keyring.debian.org
   Receiving and checking key
   pub   1024D/45754E44 2008-07-03 [expires: 2010-11-14]
         Key fingerprint = AF9D A0A7 A754 9CA8 EB22  1E3F 840C 0E9A 4575 4E44
   uid                  Marco Túlio Gontijo e Silva <marcot@holoscopio.com>
   sig!3        45754E44 2008-11-18  Marco Túlio Gontijo e Silva <marcot@holoscopio.com>
   sig!3        45754E44 2009-04-24  Marco Túlio Gontijo e Silva <marcot@holoscopio.com>
   sig!3        45754E44 2009-11-13  Marco Túlio Gontijo e Silva <marcot@holoscopio.com>
   sig!         A0FB5DA6 2009-04-23  Gustavo Noronha Silva <kov@debian.org>
   uid                  Marco Túlio Gontijo e Silva <marcot@riseup.net>
   sig!3        45754E44 2008-07-03  Marco Túlio Gontijo e Silva <marcot@holoscopio.com>
   sig!3        45754E44 2009-04-24  Marco Túlio Gontijo e Silva <marcot@holoscopio.com>
   sig!3        45754E44 2009-11-13  Marco Túlio Gontijo e Silva <marcot@holoscopio.com>
   sub   4096g/28BB7706 2008-07-03
   sig!         45754E44 2008-07-03  Marco Túlio Gontijo e Silva <marcot@holoscopio.com>
   Let's test if its a version 4 or greater key
   Key is OpenPGP version 4 or greater.  Good!
   Check for key expire stuff
   Valid "e" flag on key 0x840C0E9A45754E44, no expiration
   Valid "s" flag on key 0x840C0E9A45754E44, expires Sun 14 Nov 2010 03:00:00 CET, OK!

2. Background
   Applicant writes:

   I live in Brazil, and I'm 23 years old.  I've done a technical course of
   Informatics, then I started the graduation course of Computer Science.  I've
   done 2 of the 4 years of the course, but at that time I thought I needed
   something more than just mathematics.  So I studied Dance and Cinema for some
   time, then Philosophy for 1 year and a half, to find out that what I really
   like is Computer Science.  Now I'm back to this course, and enjoying it a lot.
   I used to work until this week, but now I'm planning to graduate as soon as
   possible, so I'm investing my time more on studies.
   > how you came to GNU/Linux and free software,
   It was in 2003, I think.  I heard about Linux in my Informatics course, but
   people said it was only for servers and it wasn't very good to use at home.  I
   liked the terms "open source" and "free software", although I didn't knew their
   meanings, so I became interested in them.  I didn't have a CD recorder and I
   didn't knew any other Linux user, so I ordered a CD of Conectiva Linux at Linux
   Mall, and installed it on my box.  I kept on using it for a while, and then
   there was an install fest on my school, where I installed Kurumin (a Knoppix
   variant) and meeted the local linux user group.  At that time there was the
   Fórum Mineiro de Software Livre, a meeting of Free Software users and
   enthusiasts, which made me fell as a part of the community, and get more and
   more interested.  Some little time after starting using Kurumin, still in 2003,
   I installed Debian.
   Even at the time I thought I didn't wanted to work with Computer Science, I
   kept on using Debian, except for about a year trying Ubuntu.
   > and why you want to volunteer your time.
   I think working with Free Software in general, specially developing Free
   Software, is a great place to learn.  I think I get a lot of experience from
   the work I usually do in Debian, and I learn a lot of things I don't think I
   would learn by other means, such as Shell-script, Pearl, Make and other stuff.
   By being a maintainer, I learn also from bug reports and discussions in the
   mailing lists, which suggest to me a different point of view about the work
   being done.
   But I think what motivates me the most is that I enjoy doing it, I think it's a
   great way to spend my time, cause I fell happy when I'm working with it.  It's
   good to learn, but it's better to be fell good about what you're doing.  I
   don't know if it's the challenge or if is the "very real world" aspect of the
   work.  I just like it.
   > Please describe the contributions you have made to Debian,
   In a work I had in this mean time I started to study Debian packaging, mostly
   because of problems with gtk2hs.  It was buggy at that time, and I needed it to
   work, so I fixed somethings, and sent some patches to the maintainer at that
   time, but I think they're never applied.  This was about 2006.
   I really started working with the Debian tools in the mid of last year, with
   the help of Joachim Breitner <nomeata@debian.org>.  Some time after my first
   uploads as the maintainer of gtk2hs, I went to debconf, which stimulated me a
   lot to keep working with Debian.  So I started working on some other small
   packages, which made me see some problems in the Haskell infrastructure.  So I
   started making NMUs of haskell-devscripts, which is the package all Haskell
   libraries by now should use for debian packaging.
   Also, I've done a lot of bug reports, and provided patches for a lot of free
   software projects, some of them in bugs.d.o, some on the upstream mailing list
   or bug tracker.
   > your primary areas of interest within Debian
   Most of my work until now was related to Haskell, which is naturally an area of
   my interest.  But I have interest in many other projetcs, such as GNOME and
   > and any goals you wish to accomplish.
   I don't have a long term goal.  My short term goal is to be a good maintainer
   of my packages, and to be able to help with the developers of the software I

3. Philosophy and Procedures
   Marco 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. Marco committed to uphold the SC and DFSG
   in his Debian work and accepts the DMUP.

4. Tasks and Skills
   Marco has a good understanding of the technical side of Debian.
   Marco is maintainer of several haskell packages, most of which he uploads
   himself as DM. He is an active participant of the pkg-haskell team (see
   All packages are in good shape.
   Marco also answered my other questions regarding T&S without problems
   and provided patches for RC bugs.

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



GPG key: 4096R/E7AD5568 2009-05-08 Enrico Zini <enrico@enricozini.org>

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