I recommend to accept Brian Gupta as a non-uploading Debian Developer. 1. Identification & Account Data -------------------------------- First name: Brian Middle name: - Last name: Gupta Key fingerprint: AF11 3DD0 EC49 8CD8 84BD CB36 C0F8 864C DA3D 0358 Account: bgupta 2. Background ------------- I have been working in technology since the mid 1990s and my first introduction to involvement in a FLOSS community was OpenSolaris in 2007, where I was heavily involved in advocacy, documentation, and some minor packaging work. I soon became disenchanted with corporate-driven "Open Source", after Sun changed the expectations of the community, and violated the terms of the charter that was used to found the community. After this I eventually found myself at a local DebianNYC event and really found a community that I felt at home with. Very soon after my first DebianNYC event, I found myself part of the initial 3-man team doing a fair share of the preliminary leg work for the New York DC10 bid. This including venue trips, designing the prototype for what eventually became the logo for the conference, and other bid planning activities. This eventually turned into an ongoing role on the DC10 DebConf local team, which includes press, fundraising and other activities as needed. My more recent activities were in a few areas: 1) dpl-helpers team - I regularly help with non-technical tasks, and plan to continue to do so as long as I am welcome. An example of such a task is the consolidation of the ideas in the recent campaign as Lucas mentions here: http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2013/06/msg00000.html 2) trademark team - I am currently leading the work on the trademark team, and as Lucas is looking to make this a DPL delegation, I am applying for NM to be able to continue working on the team. I expect this will be my main area of contribution. 3) debian-cloud - I have been working with IaaS Cloud computing environments professionally since 2008, and try to contribute to the team from testing, documentation, and policy discussions. I plan to continue to do so. 4) fundraising - I have been involved on and off in DebConf fundraising since 2009 and am leading an effort to see if we can improve our fundraising efforts, as currently they are rather disjointed. Lucas also mentions this ongoing work here: http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2013/06/msg00000.html I plan to contribute to Debian as best as I can for the indefinite future.
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