This is a summary of the AM report for Week Ending 04 Sep 2005.
2 applicants became maintainers.
Christoph Berg <myon>
I am a 27 year old computer science PhD student living in Saarbrcken
in south-western Germany. I discovered the world of Linux and open
source somewhere around 1995 and came to Debian about 3 years later.
On the non-Debian grounds, I am the upstream of ircmarkers and one of
the active pisg developers. I am active on #mutt and #procmail and in
in which I'd like to contribute to Debian include ham radio
applications, more Bridge-related packages, i18n support (utf-8,
gettext, DDTP, aspell dictionaries), and QA work. And of course lots
of other things as time evolves :-)
Christopher Martin <chrsmrtn>
I recently graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters in
History. Thus computing has always been a hobby, but one to which I devote
considerable time. In 2001 I decided to try Linux, and though I installed
several distributions, quickly settled upon Debian. While I came for the
quality, I've since stayed for the community and the commitment to Free
Software, which I find empowering and philosophically agreeable.
Until 2004 I was content to evangelize Debian as a user. However, a
combination of a desire to contribute back to the community, and to be a
part of what I see as an important movement (Debian exemplifying the
collective technical and social potential of Free Software), not to
mention the presence of several "itches" in a few packages I used, led me
to become a package maintainer, and as I honed my skills, to gradually
increase the scope of my contribution.
My long-term plans include the continued expansion of my work on the KDE
packages, as part of a broader goal to improve Debian on the desktop.