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Report for 'Debian Developer, uploading' applicant Herbert Parentes Fortes Neto


I recommend to accept Herbert Parentes Fortes Neto as a new Debian Developer, uploading.
The account name is hpfn.

 * Applicant background

I can not tell exactly how I came to GNU/Linux and free software.

I did dive-in, surf, beach soccer, jiu-jistsu, graduated in psychology, climb, yoga.  And worked selling magazine, as waiter, at market, clothing store, as climbing instructor, etc.

When I stopped climbing, I got a pc and for some reason I installed Conectiva 6. A pc was not part of my life. I saw a little box on the shelf and bought it. Because of the support.

The pc had a winmodem for a dialup conection and it did not work. I called the support and was welcome by the guy. It was not part of the support but he helped me. And I started to use the internet.

The free software world was like a dream. People talking about they do, sharing what they know.  Without any interest in taking some advantage.  Maybe a Romamtic view but I still have it.

I change from Conectiva to Debian because it is a project made by volunteers no company at the control.

I started to contribute with translations and when I got close to packages an programming stress put me down. It was about 2008. I got back in 2014. Righ now is the only thing I do.

I do translations and packages. I have interest in shellscript, python and C. I just made my choice and python is the language I will learn first. My goal is programming.


Phil Brooke

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