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Chris Boot

Account namebootc
OpenPGP fingerprint8467 53CB 1921 3142 C56D C918 F5C8 3C05 D9CE EEEE
StatusDebian Developer, uploading since 2015-12-26

Short Biography

I originally encountered GNU/Linux as a teenager. I was a subscriber to a Mac magazine, being exclusively a Mac user at the time, which included an early preview of LinuxPPC. I installed this on my Mac and was immediately attracted by the idea of running various services in my home, such as a web, file and email server, and loved the idea of being able to read the source and change it to how it suited me. The rest, as they say, is history.

I am now working as a Linux Support Consultant for an exclusively Linux-based support and consultancy company, so I spend most of my days, evenings and weekends working with and on Linux. In addition to work I also run a large number of servers and virtual machines for my own use, all of which run Debian GNU/Linux.

So far my contributions to Debian have mostly been related to packaging. As a current Debian Maintainer I maintain squeezelite and ulogd2, co-maintain ppp with Marco d'Itri and have been somewhat involved with netatalk team maintenance. I have also taken part in a few BSPs and a number of Debian social events here in the UK.

I would be hard pressed to name specific areas of interest but I think I would tend to gravitate towards networking, storage and virtualisation if I had to make a choice. I'm more likely to stumble across something I care about and feel I can help with than rummage around and put my oar in.

As far as goals go, I just wish to be able to do useful things for Debian when I have time to do them. If I can help people out and maybe learn something new while I do it, that's great.

Note also that my work will often give me opportunities to contribute during working hours, e.g. my time would be sponsored by my employer. I feel that becoming a Debian Developer would facilitate this flow of contributions.

Personal history

Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
bootc Jan. 3, 2014 Jan. 13, 2014 Debian Maintainer, with guest account (done) Completed None
bootc March 22, 2014 Dec. 26, 2015 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed santiago jmw