1. Identification & Account Data -------------------------------- First name: Mikhail Middle name: Last name: Gusarov Key fingerprint: A26F54C8 Account: dottedmag Forward email: email@example.com ID check passed, key signed by 3 existing developers: Output from keycheck.sh: pub 1024D/A26F54C8 2004-06-14 Key fingerprint = 4D8A DAC8 CD9E 50D0 024D 7436 BEC7 BF3B A26F 54C8 uid Mikhail Gusarov <firstname.lastname@example.org> sig! F28CD102 2007-01-10 Stephan A Suerken <email@example.com> sig! 10726171 2008-08-25 Wartan Hachaturow <firstname.lastname@example.org> sig!3 FDA6B6A9 2007-01-13 Igor Stroh <email@example.com> ... 1 bad signature 25 signatures not checked due to missing keys 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 0xBEC7BF3BA26F54C8, no expiration Valid "s" flag on key 0xBEC7BF3BA26F54C8, no expiration 2. Background ------------- Applicant writes: I'm software developer slowly gravitating towards architecture (I've spent last year on the position of systems architect) with strong interest in usability (you might be interested in my technical skills, I have a short resume at http://dottedmag.net/mikhail-gusarov-resume). I came to the Linux and free software in the search for the software which is flexible enough to be adapted to my personal needs and habits in UI and computing. Then I realized that open source (emphasizing technical side) is superior software development model, and free software (emphasizing polictical side) is the solution for the "selling air" brain-damageness in proprietary software. I've tried several distributions and found that Debian is very flexible and usable from the developer's standpoint, and contains most of the software I need. I'm using Debian on dozen of computers, and regularely package software I use. Recently I've started uploading my packages to Debian, to avoid duplication of work I've done by someone else. I'd like to volunteer my time to Debian because I use it regularely. I'd like to work on mainaining more packages in Debian (probably freeing someone else resourses to do another work), and probably on unifying and making more accessible all the assorted services exist for debian developers (I'd call current state of developer services a mess: some highly usable services reside are on debian.~user, some are on external resources, and all of them look different and behave different, duplicate each other etc). Another area of my interest is the better desktop integration, not in the sense of KDE/Gnome bloatware, but in the basic features which influence the usability of desktop and notebooks, such as initsystems, mailcap, X clipboard handling and other things which do not belong to the single package, but need to be performed in many packages (I call it "horizontal integration", opposed to the "vertical integration" when integration is performed in the group of highly coupled packages). Debian is brilliant server operating system, and might become brilliant desktop one if some more energy is put into it. What I would like to get from becoming DD? Mostly the voting permission: I'd like to influence the development of the operating system I'm using and I think I have knowledge to use my voice in the wise way. Google says: Google shows several activities in the Software world like speaker at froscon. He also showed up on several mailinglists. Nothing special here. 3. Philosophy and Procedures ----------------------------- Mikhail 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. Mikhail committed to uphold the SC and DFSG in his Debian work and accepts the DMUP. 4. Tasks and Skills ------------------- Mikhail has a good understanding of the technical side of Debian. Mikhail is maintainer of several (15) packages sponsored by me and others (mostly the python team). All packages are in good shape. Mikhail also answered my other questions regarding T&S without problems and provided patches for RC bugs. 5. Recommendation ----------------- I recommend to accept Mikhail as a Debian Developer. Thanks for your attention Alex P.S. Any delays in that application were my fault. Time to reduce my debian load.
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