Evangelos Ribeiro Tzaras

Account namedevrtz
OpenPGP fingerprint B938 6554 B7DD 266B CB8E 29A9 90F0 C9B1 8A6B 4A19 0 Endorsements
Status Debian Maintainer since 2021-05-29

Short Biography


my name is Evangelos (devrtz), I'm a little over 30 years old and I've been using Linux for more than 10 years and more than 7 years as my sole operating system. Using it daily I was amazed to find I was learning something new every day. My journey led me from Xubuntu to Manjaro then Gentoo (which was mostly [but not always] fun) and finally Debian Bullseye.

My journey to Debian started about 1 year ago in March 2020 after having received my Pinephone Braveheart Edition. I came across a post[1] by Arnaud Ferraris in the pine64 forums announcing the Mobian project[2] which is a Debian based project to bring Debian to mobile devices. After trying it out I immediately knew that I wanted to help out in whatever way I could.

To cut a long story short: I've contributed upstream, learned Debian packaging and helped bring some of the packages needed for a good mobile experience into Debian as part of the DebianOnMobile team[3]. I am very grateful to Guido Guenther, Arnaud Ferraris and Henry-Nicolas Tourneur who showed me the ropes and were always willing to help me along the way with links to documentation, suggestions and package reviews.

I am committed to continue packaging my work[4] and add more software to my packaging portfolio. My main areas of interest are applications for mobile using the GNOME ecosystem, VoIP applications and scientific software.

I think I would be a good addition to the Debian team as I've proven to take my responsibilities for my packages seriously. I always want to learn more, deeply believe in free software and am enthusiastic about becoming part of a volunteer-driven organization.

Thank you for your attention, Evangelos

[1] https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9850 [2] https://mobian-project.org [3] https://salsa.debian.org/DebianOnMobile-team [4] https://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=devrtz-debian@fortysixandtwo.eu

Personal history

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2021-05-10 2021-05-29 DM Evangelos Ribeiro Tzaras devrtz Closed
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