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Herbert Parentes Fortes Neto

Account namehpfn
OpenPGP fingerprint6E22 61AF 92C1 5091 8518 F942 5525 6F28 AC60 611A
StatusDebian 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 8 Dec 2015 20 Jun 2016 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed pjb eriberto