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David Kalnischkies

Account namedonkult
OpenPGP fingerprint1E09 B66D ED7B 5875 B552 B142 E197 0126 76B9 B739
StatusDebian Developer, uploading since 2016-06-20

Short Biography

In 2010 I was a GSoC student in Debian on the project "MultiArch in APT". I had worked on various small to medium tasks since 2009 as a kinda regular in the development of APT tools like apt-get and its associated library already, but after this project I was completely hooked and established as a core developer in the very small team reachable via ever since. In that position I traveled places, meet countless great people and tackled personal, social and technical problems I would have never even imagined to ever have a stab at.

All this never really required any form of official status (as in DM/DD) with in the Debian project, which is a very nice property of the community – but also made me never apply for them (and at some time even actively refusing to) even if they would have been helpful at times which ended up caused some confusion/disbelieve over the years.

Two years ago on its 16th birthday at the 1st of April we gave apt the version number to give it officially the status it had in practice for years. Now that I again signed myself up for a huge task in the form of GSoC2016 it might be as good a time as any to start the process of evaluating if I should be labeled officially as well.

Personal history

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donkult 3 May 2016 20 Jun 2016 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed enrico mvo, mafm