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've been using GNU/Linux for more then 10 years and have been using it exclusively since around 2013 or 2014.

My journey to Debian started about in March 2020 after having received my Pinephone Braveheart Edition. I came across a post[1] by Arnaud Ferraris (a-wai) 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.

Fast forward a bit and nowadays all my devices run Debian or a Debian based system \o/

I develop and maintain gnome-calls and am reasonably experienced with packaging for Debian, Mobian[3][4] and PureOS [5] (both Debian based distros) with a clear focus on mobile devices such as the Librem5 or the PinePhone. Most of my work is therefore done as part of the DebianOnMobile team[6]. I am very grateful to Arnaud Ferraris, Federico Cerato, Guido Guenther and Henry-Nicolas Tourneur for all the help and reviews.

I am committed to continue packaging my work[7] and add more software to my packaging portfolio. My main areas of interest are applications for mobile using the GNOME ecosystem, VoIP applications and (potentially) some 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.org [3] https://blog.mobian.org/posts/2021/02/18/what_is_mobian/ [4] https://blog.mobian.org/posts/2021/04/08/road-to-mobian-1/ [5] https://wiki.debian.org/Derivatives/Census/Purism [6] https://salsa.debian.org/DebianOnMobile-team [7] https://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=devrtz-debian@fortysixandtwo.eu

Personal history

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2022-07-20 2023-01-03 DD, upl. Evangelos Ribeiro Tzaras devrtz AM odyx
2021-05-10 2021-05-29 DM Evangelos Ribeiro Tzaras devrtz Closed
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