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AM Report for 'Debian Developer, uploading' applicant Ondřej Čertík

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I recommend to accept Ondřej Čertík as a new Debian Developer, uploading.

1. Identification & Account Data
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   First name:      Ondřej
   Middle name:     -
   Last name:       Čertík
   Key fingerprint: 1B47 0A1C 043A B115 A996  38E0 4868 2904 DEE2 7C7D
   Account:         certik

2. Background
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I came to Linux in 2001, when I realized that Linux is much more user
friendly for development. A friend of mine has recommended me
to start with Debian, so I did and it was the right choice. I started
with stable, but soon needed newer programs, so I switched to testing,
but it still annoyed me that some fixes take weeks to propagate from
unstable, so I switched to unstable and I use it I think since 2003.

I think I understand how Debian works internally quite well,
even though I didn't get involved in the project, I was just fixing
things for myself (reported a few bugs occasionally). But then
I wanted to get my own program into Debian (beginning of 2007),
so I learned how to do packages and realized it's very easy, so I
started to fix
packages that I use and that didn't work. This also allowed
me to get to know quite a few Debian Developers and I realized
the most effective way of working is to report everything that
doesn't work for me, and try to fix things that I use the most

I am interested in mathematics and physics programs, so I created
the packages sympy, openmx, abinit, libmesh, slepc, petsc4py
and cython, and helped to fix python-scipy, python-numpy, petsc
and others.

And that's what I want to make sure,
that the user will just do: "apt-get install petsc4py" and it will
install openmx (MPI implementation), petsc, petsc4py and it is all
going to just work. As far as I know, Debian is the only distribution,
where such
libraries work out of the box. I am handling most of these as
part of the Debian Scientific Computing Team.

Another area of interest is python - I use python for all my stuff,
so I am a member of the Debian Python Modules Team and
 Python Applications Packaging Team. And I am interested
in sponsoring other people, who contribute python modules
or applications and also working with other DDs on this.

The reason why I want to contribute is that it doesn't take that much
time to do all this work and it makes a big difference as Debian
and all the derived distributions get the working packages for free.

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