Diane Trout

Account namediane
OpenPGP fingerprint 1AFC 0938 6700 D1A8 F05C 65AD E5AB 5F16 1CDD 0D98 0 Endorsements
Status Debian 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

Old-style processes
Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
diane Oct. 21, 2014 June 23, 2015 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed tobi lisandro