This is a summary of the AM report for Week Ending 26 Oct 2003.
3 applicants became maintainers.
Joachim Breitner <nomeata>
I made contact with debian in April 2002. My hard drive crashed, and I
wanted to set up a system as fast as possible to do my e-mails. I had no
CD of any OS available in that moment (I was on a student exchange in
Washington State) and I heard about the good netinstall capabilites of
Deiban, so I downloaded a 30MB CD-Image and installed debian without
much care on my workstation, since I tought it was only a temporary
installation. But even then, debian was so amazingly stable and fit
perfectly my needs, it't the installation I still use, and at last
without the need for commercial software. Later I migrated my server to
debian and moved my brother to using debian. I also took over the by now
abandonned internet cafe in my school, installed debian and set it up
using thin diskless X-Clients. I also remotely installed debian on a
rented Server (puretec.de rootserver) for a gamesever, because I did not
want to use the preinstalled SuSE.
Joachim maintains gnometab.
Daniel Stone <daniels>
I am a part-time hacker on (largely) open source software, when I'm not
busy being a student. I have been involved with many aspects of many
projects - maintaining apache2 and most of KDE within Debian, as well as
co-maintaining XFree86; upstream work on several components of KDE,
including a small amount of work on the build system; and also minor
co-ordination work within the Xwin project (now mostly absorbed by
freedesktop.org). I also spend quite some time co-ordinating with the
Gentoo and Red Hat XFree86 maintainers to try and keep our patch sets quite
in sync with each other, and share the workload - I set up
firstname.lastname@example.org with Mike Harris.
I was first introduced to Linux by my father at age 12 - although he
was/is a rabid NT fan, he encouraged me to give something different a
shot. "Something different" turned out to be Slackware 2.2 from an
InfoMagic CD; although I didn't like Slackware and spent all night playing
paranoia because I couldn't get X working, I was converted and bought
Red Hat Linux 5.1 the next day, eventually transitioning to Debian.
Daniel maintains dbtcp, dbus, libapache2-mod-xslt and is part of the XSF.
Arnaud Vandyck <avdyk>
I am graduated in journalism but never wanted to work in this area. For
three years now, I am a trainee in Internet Programming. I teach
algorithmics, database analysis, linux, xml and java. I am Sun Certified
Programmer for Java 2 Platform and working on the dev certification. I
work at the University but am not researcher nor Professor! My audience
is unemployed people (the program is full day-time and longs 6 month). I
do use Debian for about three years now (two years without dual boot!
;)) at work (x86) and about a year on my G3 at home (no dual boot!).
I am very interresting in java, xml (also docbook) and web services. I
love Debian specially for the way it is developed, the social contract
and the free software guide lines.
Also, I am 31 years old and promote the use of Debian in our trainee
program <http://www.stefi.fapse.ulg.ac.be/webco/communique.html>. I also
organize a Linux Copy Party with Debian installation amoung other things
Arnaud maintains libdtdparser-java, libgnujaxp-java, libnsuml-java, and