Étienne Mollier

Account nameemollier
OpenPGP fingerprint 8F91 B227 C7D6 F2B1 948C 8236 793C F67E 8F0D 11DA 0 Endorsements
Status Debian Maintainer since 2020-10-07

Short Biography

About me, I'm some guy interested by computer topics for way longer than I dare to admit. I first heard of Free and Open Source Software when I was a teenager, during a lesson on the concept of source code, and mentioning Linux, around maybe 2004, and must admit the perspective of being able to fine tune a computer however I want was exciting. Around 2006, when I was in high school, a cousin offered me a set of Mandriva DVDs with which I actually began using a FOSS operating system. As a student, in the fields of telecommunications and physics, I started using Debian as a regular user in 2010. Then I started administering Debian based HPC equipments at day job since 2012, at the service of the seismology field.

About my reaching Debian, after a one or two bugs squashed here and there, maybe a bit of support on mailing lists, I crossed the line and joined the Debian Med team after answering the call for contributions from Andreas Tille and Michael R. Crusoe, during April 2020's Biohackathon against Covid-19. I'm currently giving a hand with maintaining various packages under Debian Med, and wee bit under Perl umbrella. I'm also generally interested in multiple architecture support: amd64 because of its ubiquity nowadays, i386 because I still have one around, arm64 it is looking like it could become the way forward, and riscv64 because open designs for the win. :)

About my goals, I understand free software require maintenance, and tinkering with Debian got me some valuable expertise from which I could make a living. I would like to share these skills back by helping the project where it is needed. I would also like to thank Debian developers involved in the Debian Med team for their guidance in doing so, especially Andreas Tille, Michael R. Crusoe, and Steffen Möller, for having encouraged me to apply as Debian member.

Personal history

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Started Last Target Applicant UID Status AM
2020-09-30 2020-10-07 DM Étienne Mollier emollier Closed
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