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Herbert Parentes Fortes Neto

Account namehpfn
OpenPGP fingerprintE8E0 4345 6AB0 F34E 7951 B288 F004 ACE4 F013 1ECF
Status Debian Developer, uploading since 2016-06-20

Short Biography

I can not tell exactly how I came to GNU/Linux and free software.

I did dive-in, surf, beach soccer, jiu-jistsu, graduated in psychology, climb, yoga. And worked selling magazine, as waiter, at market, clothing store, as climbing instructor, etc.

When I stopped climbing, I got a pc and for some reason I installed Conectiva 6. A pc was not part of my life. I saw a little box on the shelf and bought it. Because of the support.

The pc had a winmodem for a dialup conection and it did not work. I called the support and was welcome by the guy. It was not part of the support but he helped me. And I started to use the internet.

The free software world was like a dream. People talking about they do, sharing what they know. Without any interest in taking some advantage. Maybe a Romamtic view but I still have it.

I change from Conectiva to Debian because it is a project made by volunteers no company at the control.

I started to contribute with translations and when I got close to packages an programming stress put me down. It was about 2008. I got back in 2014. Righ now is the only thing I do.

I do translations and packages. I have interest in shellscript, python and C. I just made my choice and python is the language I will learn first. My goal is programming.

Personal history

Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
hpfn Dec. 8, 2015 June 20, 2016 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed pjb eriberto