Stephen Gran <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Stephen is the maintainer of kcdlabel and root-tail.
Sean Finney <email@example.com>
spefically, i've been a gnu/linux and user more or less since i
decided that i was going to be computer science major, which was about
two weeks into my freshman year in college (and now about 4 years
ago). debian was actually the first distribution that i tried, though
i went off to try many other distributions such as mandrake, suse,
redhat, and even netbsd/openbsd (the former i still use), before
finally deciding to come back to debian as my distro of choice.
basically, i'd like to apply my skills to where they're the most
needed. i'm good at writing documentation (both full docs and
manpages), i'm pretty handy with vi and a c compiler, i wouldn't mind
taking up a couple packages, i'm pretty good at sqashing bugs (already
reported/patched a couple via reportbug), i speak english, french, and
am learning japanese, and like to think of myself as rather helpful
with troubleshooting other people's problems. and of course, i'm
always excited to learn knew things and work with new people. so the
most all-encompassing answer i can give is "help", in whatever sense
it might be required of me.
Leo Costela <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My story with linux goes back till Red Hat 5.1, 4 to 5 year ago I
believe, it was my first dist and I didn't learn much from my first
encounter... some weeks later I got Slack 3.6 and felt much more at
home, learned a lot from the inner workings of linux, installed X for my
first time, had the first real problems with linux and solved them until
I felt Slack was holding me back from a lot of the details. So I got
Debian right after I joined a web company that was working with Zope.
Needless to say Debian is what I was looking for and I finally felt
confident to compile my own kernels and abandon Win32 for real.
So after all this I thought I might be a more productive part of this
community if a contribute somehow and being an active part of Debian was
the logical next step.
Paul Telford <email@example.com>
Well lets see... I'm 25 and working for Hewlett-Packard as a Unix Sys
Admin. I got my first exposure to Unix (SunOS) around 1994 when I
started college and it wasn't long before I found Linux. Slackware was
my first distro. I've been using Linux pretty much ever since. In
about '97 I got involved in coding on a project called Mordor
(http://mordor.nazgul.com) and am now responsible for the majority of
the changes. I have begun working on packaging a debian version of
this software. Although it currently does not use a DFSG-compliant
license, the primary author and I have talked several times about
releasing it under the GPL. I will revisit that issue with him and
try to come to a conclusion.
More recently, I have been involved heavily with the 'autoinstall'
project started by Progeny. We are currently using this (very
successfully) at HP to deliver hands-free installations of Debian
to anyone in the company. I made numerous changes to the (currently
distributed) v1.0 and submitted back to the maintainer. He has told
me that he will be uploading a new version to unstable within the
next day or two. In the meantime I have created an ia64 port (due
to the nature of autoinstall each port is quite different and must
be done by hand) and the preliminary part of an hppa port. You can
find my ia64 version at http://droflet.net/debian/. I have a DD
(LaMont Jones) who has agreed to look at it and make a sponsored
upload, although he is backlogged with other work ATM. This package
is GPL'd. Lucky for me, HP understands the GPL and knows that it is
a Good Thing, so they have no problem with releasing our changes.
Pablo S. Torralba <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Pablo maintains plucker and mmix.
Fabio Massimo Di Nitto <email@example.com>
Fabio's main goal is to help with the IPv6ization of the software in
our distribution. He is doing good IPv6 stuff, which really shows lots
of skills, dedication and ability to do different tasks. More info at
Dennis Stampfer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Personal: I live with my parents and my brother in southern
Germany, Heidenheim (close to Ulm which is close to Stuttgart).
I am an 18-year-old pupil going to a Technical Gymnasium which has
its emphasis on information technology.
David I. Lehn <email@example.com>
I'm attempting to get a computer engineering PhD from Virginia Tech in
sunny Blacksburg, VA, USA. I had a brief escape to the real world for
some work but otherwise have been here at vt.edu for the last 9 years
earning a BS and MS in computer engineering.
I've been using Debian for around 7 years. It's setup, upgradability,
ease of use (for long time users at least), and project
management/government fits with my views on software. I've made
attempts to convert various people and groups to Debian and have had
some success. I feel I should contribute back directly to the community
who's work I've been using for so long. I've got the experience and
time to, at a minimum, maintain a handful of packages. Hopefully
package maintainership will encourage me to contribute to Debian in
Ross Burton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am a software engineer, coding mainly in Java, C, and Python. Inside
Debian I intend to assist the the development of the Debian GNOME 2
desktop (as can be seen with my choice of packages so far).
Miah Gregory <email@example.com>
I'm a software engineer, from the UK. I currently live in Scotland,
working with handheld and embedded devices. I've always been
interested in software, and indeed computers from a young age, and
from my start on a Sinclair Spectrum, I've moved on to RISC OS, on
arm hardware, and bog standard x86 clones running linux mainly, but
At work, we make wide scale use of linux, both as desktop
development machines, and also in arm-linux handheld devices (see
the handhelds.org projects). I'm the maintainer for the handheld
device distribution of linux, which is taken from handhelds.org, and
modified to support our environment and applications. As part of
that, I maintain a number of ipkg packages, which are part of the
In terms of what I'd like to do for debian, it's essentially
anything where I can help. I've been an avid user of debian for
years, and I want to give something back to the community. As one of
my primary skills is development, that seems the logical skill to
offer, but should the time arise that other non-development tasks
are required of me, I will do my best to fulfil that obligation.
Teófilo Ruiz Suárez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Teófilo maintains cadubi.
Gunnar Wolf <email@example.com>
I am a systems administrator since almost 10 years ago, starting with a
BBS I owned - I came into touch with lots of free-as-in-speech and
free-as-in-beer software during that time, and even wrote a couple of
small applications. I seriously started using Linux until 1997, while I
was working at a local ISP. Since my first successful installation, I
have been an active member of Mexico's Free Software community.
Thanks to Martin Loschwitz who helped compiling this list.