Report for 'Debian Developer, uploading' applicant Mike Miller
I recommend to accept Mike Miller as a new Debian Developer, uploading.
The account name is mtmiller.
* Applicant background
I have worked with free software for about 15 years, through most of my
education and professional career. I turned to free software as I
learned more about computers and started to realize that commercial
software would only allow me to get me so far. I had first heard of
Debian in the mid-1990s, and finally had the time and resources to give
it a try in 2001. Since then it has been my primary OS for home use, and
for many years I had wanted to get more involved in some way. I wanted
to contribute to Debian, both to help improve it in what ways I could
and to try to learn something along the way. In 2010 I started working
with bug reports and patches and began learning how packages are put
together. In 2012 I started taking over maintenance of several packages
and became a Debian Maintainer.
My main contributions to Debian so far have been in packaging, starting
with the openconnect and network-manager-openconnect packages. I needed
to be able to connect to my company’s VPN, the openconnect maintainer at
the time needed help, so I offered to adopt the packages. I've since
worked on a few other packages that were up for adoption and that I had
an interest in, such as cdargs, createrepo, and rlwrap. My education
background is in electrical engineering as well as computer science, and
so I have an interest in scientific and engineering software in Debian.
I am a member of the Debian Octave Group, where I have contributed with
patches and discussions on bug reports. I have also joined the Debian
Science Team, where I have yet to contribute, but I hope to find ways to
help out with bugs and packaging in the future.
Eugene V. Lyubimkin