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Boyuan Yang

Account namebyang
OpenPGP fingerprint7E77 2947 6D87 D6F1 1D91 ACCB C293 E7B4 6182 5ACE
StatusDebian Maintainer since 2017-08-01

Short Biography

I came across Debian during my university life. I joined the local Linux User Group in my university and found that most machines are using Debian as server operating system. Meanwhile, while using Ubuntu as initial Linux system for my laptop, I learned that Debian is the base of Ubuntu. That's why I decided to dig into Debian Project and see what I can do.

I learned that Debian is a fancinating collaborative work around the globe, but various deficiencies in packages and documentation exist and bothered me. As a Chinese user, I also found that local community is barely active and lacks activity. Lots of local enthusiasts who might not have good English skills struggled in seeking help both online or offline. I learned things around Debian and set my target to both improve users' experience of using Debian by dealing with (rather) important outdated/orphaned packages and improving documentation status in Debian. Secondly, I aim to help organize proper communication platform (IRC, IMs, local forums, Debian Wiki, etc) for Chinese users, enthusiasts and potential future developers to achieve better communications between different entities.

Contributions I made including the maintenance of various packages in Debian (9 pkgs currently; see DDPO Boyuan Yang) and updates of documentations, including Debian Website, Debian Wiki, maint-guide, debian-reference, debian-handbook and so on. Multiple QA works are finished via Debian BTS reports (total work overview:; I am also one of the OPs of #debian-cn on FreeNode IRC, which serves as a good communication platform for Chinese people using Debian. Recently I also help organized the Debian Stretch Release Party in Beijing.

Personal history

Started Last Target Applicant UID Status AM
2017-06-25 2017-08-01 DM Boyuan Yang byang Closed
Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)