Herbert Parentes Fortes Neto

Account namehpfn
OpenPGP fingerprint None
Status Debian Developer, removed since 2020-12-30

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

New-style processes
Started Last Target Applicant UID Status AM
2020-10-13 2020-12-30 DD, removed Herbert Parentes Fortes Neto hpfn Closed
Old-style processes
Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
hpfn Dec. 8, 2015 June 20, 2016 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed pjb eriberto