I recommend to accept Vincent Cheng as a Debian Developer. 1. Identification & Account Data -------------------------------- First name: Vincent Last name: Cheng Key fingerprint: D53A815A3CB7659AF882E3958EEDCC1BAA1F32FF Account: vcheng 2. Background ------------- I started diving into the FOSS/Linux world back in my last 2 years in high school / secondary school, after my IT teacher mentioned in passing Linux (specifically Ubuntu and Linux Mint) . I've always loved to tinker with things, and back then I was curious to find out what this "Linux" thing was, and how it differed from the Windows/Mac systems that were available for students to use at my school. What intrigued me most about the concept was why and how the FOSS community came together to produce software that could freely be used by anyone, anywhere, for any purpose. It was a completely foreign, yet very appealing concept to me; I felt inspired to give back to the community as well, but I had no idea how to do so. Fast forward to 2010, when Google announced their very first Google Code-In  (essentially a "Google Summer of Code" for pre-university students). It was at this point that I first got involved in Debian not just as an user, but as a contributor, taking on bite-sized tasks with the help of a mentor (e.g. my first manual page, update-notifier(1) , and the very first Debian package I prepared, gnote , which I later adopted). I'd like to give a quick shoutout to Ana Guerrero <ana> here, who mentored me at the time, pushing me in the right direction and sponsoring my very first packages into Debian. After GCI 2010 ended, and now that I was familiar with Debian development processes, I continued to adopt a number of orphaned packages, and packaging new stuff as well; it eventually led me to the Debian Games team, and roughly half of the 30+ packages I currently maintain, are maintained within the team. Nowadays I'm a 20-years-old, 3rd year undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia, majoring in Computer Science, and of course aspiring DD as well. I'd like to think that I'm not as clueless as I was half a decade ago, but that's for you to judge. ;) As a DD, I would like to continue to maintain my current set of packages, and be more active on the Games team, perhaps by lending a hand with sponsorship (both in and outside the team). Time permitting, I'd also like to take part in programs such as GSoC and GCI, and any other initiatives that'd attract more contributors to Debian.  https://developers.google.com/open-source/gci/  http://manpages.debian.org/cgi-bin/man.cgi?query=update- notifier&manpath=Debian+6.0+squeeze&format=ascii  https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-changes/2011/03/msg01188.html
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