I recommend to accept Stuart Prescott as a Debian Developer. 1. Identification & Account Data -------------------------------- First name: Stuart Middle name: - Last name: Prescott Key fingerprint: BE65 FD1E F4EA 08F3 23D4 3C6D 9FE8 B8CD 71C5 D1A8 Account: stuart 2. Background ------------- I'm a physical chemist with a particular interest in the interactions between molecules and surfaces. My research involves numerical treatment of experimental data from neutron reflection, neutron scattering experiments and nuclear magnetic resonance experiments. I first played with GNU/Linux in 1996 when I was writing a ray-tracer like program to visualise atomic orbitals. I started using GNU/Linux more seriously when setting up some hosting facilities for a science student's society in 1997; over time, I came to realise that software freedom was also important to the scientific process as well, offering not only a fantastic set of tools but, more importantly, a transparent and auditable set of tools. I have been contributing to Debian for a number of years through the maintenance of a variety of packages including latexdraw, ktikz, spline, pyx and pyxplot (as well as a few dependencies). I also help out on #debian and #debian-next, offering support to users, looking after the irc bot "judd" and a website to allow people to search through the channel's factoid database. I'm also one of the channel's operators. Since "judd" is a window into the UDD (which is quite handy for us on #debian), my work on that source code has drawn me into helping out with the maintenance of UDD itself. As for my future plans within the Debian project -- that rather depends on what itches need scratching. I'm currently working on packaging for pootle with the aim of bringing this localisation/translation management software back into Debian for wheezy. There are also a few UDD-related things that I am working on, and I suspect that continuing to improve our tools for helping users in #debian will remain a priority for me for some time.
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