Paul Hardy: Declaration of intent
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I would like to become a Debian Developer, uploading. I have
been an official Debian Maintainer for over a year. The impetus
for taking this step came to me when my usual package sponsor,
Matt Kraai, needed some personal time away from Debian this
summer as I was putting the finishing touches on three brand
My main Debian activity has been providing updates to the GNU
unifont package, which I maintain for Debian and for the GNU
Project. It was orphaned on Debian when I adopted it about
ten years ago. I have also created three Debian packages from
scratch: unibetacode, utf8gen, and utfcheck.
I have volunteered at the Debian booth at the Southern California
Linux Expo (SCaLE) for the past several years, except for one
year when I had to go on travel for work.
Over the past year or so, I have submitted various Debian bug
reports. Many of these have been patches for Debian documentation,
most notably for developers-reference, maint-guide, and debmake-doc.
For fontforge (which my unifont package depends upon), I wrote
missing man pages that have been adopted by Debian and upstream.
I also gave corrections to the pbuilder user's manual last year
to Matt Kraai, who was a pbuilder maintainer at the time [see
Those changes were incorporated into the pbuilder 0.228.8 release.
I recently made some changes to the markdown package (for which Matt
Kraai has filed an RFA) although I do not use it or intend to adopt it.
In the future, I expect to continue submitting proofreading comments
for documents that I encounter during my Debian adventures, to continue
improving the Debian packages that I now maintain, to help contribute
new packages, and possibly to adopt other orphaned packages.
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Paul Hardy (via nm.debian.org)
For details and to comment, visit https://nm.debian.org/process/549