This is a summary of the AM report for Week Ending 14 Aug 2005.
5 applicants became maintainers.
David Moreno Garza <damog>
My name is David Moreno Garza, I'm 20 years old, studying Computer and
Electronic Engineering at UIA, in Mexico City.
I started using Debian just a couple of years ago, introduced by some
friends in high school, and since then, I've seen a wonderful concept,
a nice ideology for knowledge, community and freedom.
I started helping Debian doing some translations to Spanish, specially
DWN, and the d-i installation manual. Also, I have several packages on
the archive, aimed to desktop or mathematics related, which are the
areas where I work with in the real world. I'm helping also, with a
couple of Ruby packages, language I find pretty elegant and fun.
Recently, I started dcontrol subproject of Debian Desktop. dcontrol
stands for Debian Control Center, where we are working to bring a
complete configuration panel for desktop/newbie users of Debian, which
we believe more work is needed. Lots of people are interested and
starting to help. The idea is to bring a tool unified for anything
configurable on a Debian system, without any pain.
What I plan to do for Debian also, is to work with the QA team, packing
desktop (specially GNOME) stuff and probably, in the future, support
organizing Debconf6 in Mexico. And, of course, keep on packing
interesting software and bringing it to Debian.
Yutaka Niibe <gniibe>
Well, my little history. It was 1988, when I first read GNU
Manifest. It was 1990, when I first sent bug report to RMS. It was
1992, when I knew Linux. I became PLIP driver maintainer of Linux,
it was 1993-1998. I've ported Linux (kernel) to SuperH
architecture, it was 1999, and maintained. We established the Free
Software Initiative of Japan in 2002.
The reason I work for Free Software is, it is very important to our
society, and I believe Free Software is the best way of cooperation.
Cai Qian <caiqian>
I am current a postgraduate in China. I have used Linux for 4 years with
a variety of distros, and finally find Debian. I must say: Debian is
best one for me. As I use it more with everyday work, I am eager to
involve in and help this project. I think this is a way to give back to
free software community.
On the other hand, lots of chinese people want to involve in Debian, but
they faces some kinds of problem, such as reading English docs, hard to
get PGP signed with a offical DD(there are only 2 chinese) and etc. So I
think I can help them in some way and introduce more softwares to Debian
to benefit them.
Martin Zobel-Helas <zobel>
I am an 26 year old computer science student living in Rossdorf (near
Darmstadt), Germany. I discoverd the world of open source software and
Linux somewhere around 1996 and installed my first Debian about 4 years
later. I was delighted on the easy update mechanismn Debian had.
I attended the real life Bug Squashing Party in Munich in April 2004,
and helped later on in organizing the real life BSPs in Darmstadt in
August and in Frankfurt in November. I also try to help with porting
issues in ways of giving access to hardware platforms. I also helped
on several fairs to run a booth for the Debian project.
I am interessted in helping bringing up support for debian-volatile
(which mirror-coordination i currently do). I would be also
interested in maintaining further parts of volatiles infrastructure.
Kilian Krause <kilian>
Kilian is involved in packaging pwlib/openh323/gnomemeeting and other
packages; see http://lists.debian.org/debian-newmaint/2004/02/msg00001.html
for more information.