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Diane Trout

Account namediane
OpenPGP fingerprint1AFC 0938 6700 D1A8 F05C 65AD E5AB 5F16 1CDD 0D98
StatusDebian Developer, uploading since 2015-06-23

Short Biography

I have been using Linux for a very long time. Possibly since Linux 0.97. I remember downloading Slackware over my modem and thinking this is so much better than Windows 3.x. I've know I've been using Debian since before 2000.

Around that time I was doing MS Windows development professionally both in Visual Basic and in Visual C++, but as time progressed I found how Microsoft kept randomly changing frameworks irritating, and how little influence I had over what they expected developers to do. (How many different APIs does one company need for accessing a databases?)

After that I switched to a Debian on a laptop and started doing Python development. But alas, back then in the early 2000s suspend didn't work very well, and so I spent time using OS X and then Ubuntu.

Once Canonical tried their questionable Amazon partnership I decided to go back to Debian and that I should contribute to help improve the stability of the Debian desktop.

Personal history

Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
diane 21 Oct 2014 23 Jun 2015 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed tobi lisandro